Professor Angana P. Chatterji is founding co-chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative, and research anthropologist at the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley. Chatterji co-founded the People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir in 2008. Her collaborative work with Kashmiri civil society organizations uncovered the unknown and mass graves
there, calling attention to the need for accountability. Chatterji will speak about her research, undertaken in partnership with civil society organizations in Kashmir, and to the events following Aug. 5, 2019, that evidence the injurious consequences affected by the majoritarian state.
This event, sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the South Asian Student Association at Amherst College along with funding from the Lamont and Lurcy Funds, is free and open to the public.
Through a structured and direct experience of silence, sound, time, and acoustic space, we will practice simplicity, presence and togetherness. No prior experience with music or meditation is required.
Guitars will be available for student use. If you have an acoustic guitar, you are welcome to bring it.
This session will be presented by Vic Rawlings, a musician, instrument builder, sound installation artist, and filmmaker based in western Massachusetts, in collaboration with Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor for Religious and Spiritual Life.