We launched Our Silence, India’s Shame at a public online event on 25 July 2020, which was recorded and is available here to watch.
We invited speakers from diverse fields but a common passion to speak out against social injustices. The event started with a recitation of the poem ‘All Lives Matter’, that was specially written by F.H.A.F. for our campaign. Then the campaign was introduced by the campaign director on behalf of the Our Silence, India’s Shame team. Our poster designer talked about her thoughts on designing the posters for this campaign. Our guests then spoke in turn as follows and participated in a Q&A session. The event ended with another poem ‘History?’, recited by F.H.A.F.
Sofia Karim, Architect, Artist, Activist, UK
‘From free Shahidul to Turbine Bagh: How a samosa packet started a UK-based artists’ solidarity movement, connecting India and Bangladesh’
Karthick Ram Manoharan, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India
Whose lives matter in India? Ten hypotheses on Dalit-Bahujan politics
Tehmina Arora, Director, ADF India
Strengthen the legal system and building cross-group solidarities
Moatasim Solkar, Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Campaigning CAA/NRC Activist, Mumbai, India
The critical importance of campaigning and making your voice heard in India today
Daniel Matovu, Employment and discrimination Specialist Barrister, UK
The importance of racial justice