As part of the Gandhi 150 webinar series the 14th conversation would be with S R Hiremath on ‘Non Violent Direct Action for Social Justice- Experiences of Environmental Campaigns and Movements’.
Please do join us on YouTube live for the interaction: Friday, August 21st 2020 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm || https://youtu.be/joHLiEBb_hQ
The webinar is on ‘Non Violent Direct Action for Social Justice- Experiences of Environmental Campaigns and Movements‘, where Hiremath would through his experience in Karnataka, discuss the concept of non-violent direct action which was put into practice by Mahatma Gandhi as a form of drawing attention and asserting the right to express. These experiences, struggles and the impact of non-violent direct action as a tool that empowered people is relevant in the present context too.
About the speaker:
S R Hiremath, President of the ‘National Committee for Protection of Natural Resources’, is an environmental & social activist who adopts non-violent direct action for social justice. As the co-founder and Executive Director of ‘Samaja Parivarthana Samudaya’, which has received many accolades like the Indira Gandhi Paryavarana Puraskar (1989), he has been working on natural resource management and advocacy for empowerment of rural poor and tribal communities with focus on people’s action. Hiremath, through ‘Gram Ganarajya Vedike’, did the ground work for building a state level people’s movement for Gram Swaraj and for empowerment and strengthening of Gram Sabhas and Panchayat Raj Institutions. He has written many articles and edited books such as ”People’s Rights over Natural Resources: Putting it on the National Agenda”, “How to Fight a Corporate Giant” a chapter in the books “Fight for Survival: People’s Action for Environment, Centre for Science and Environment” and “Forest Lands and Forest Produce, as in People Mattered”, “Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2000”. Hiremath has received several awards including the “Rajyotsava Award” (for Environment and Rural Development) of the Government of Karnataka in 1987.
The talk will be followed by a Q & A session.
Looking forward to your participation