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Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

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 Recent Events in Boston:

Bangladesh: Beyond Tazreen
December 5, 2015
MIT 56-167


Film: "World Before Her"
Oct 24, 2015 @E5, Boston


"Destiny is to Resist"
An Evening with Bassem Tamimi - Oct 7, 2015


Caste and Gender in Dalit Feminist Writing - May 21, 2015


5 Broken Cameras - Iyad Burnat March 28 - April 1 2015


P. Sainath - Everyday Lives of Everyday People
March 15, 2015

On the Murder of Dr. Avijit Roy in Dhaka - February 26, 2015


Politics of Id - Nov 10 2014


Reflections On India
 Gautum Navlakha
 August 3, 2014


Statement on Gaza
July 2014

Our Pledge
April 2014


Jan 11, 2014
On People's movements -
Discussion with Anu Muhammad, Aviva Chomsky, Ed Childs


Film: Red Ant Dream with Director Sanjay Kak - Dec 7 2013 3pm


Predatory Growth in India
Oct 6, 2013,
Rm 26-168, MIT


India: An Urban Battlefield, July26, 2013, 4-237, MIT

Water Future of Bangladesh & India - May 18, 2013, Rm 3-133, MIT

Vigil/Picket for Bangladesh Garment Workers killed -May 4, 2013 Harvard Square

Text of Addresses

Bitter Seeds
a documentary on GM seeds and farmers' suicides in India
Room 4-163 MIT
Thursday April 18 2013

Fund Raising for families of Tazreen Garments Fire victims

Film - Jai Bhim Comrade
March 2 2013, MIT

South Asian Women Resist
February 27 2013. MIT

Vigil for garment workers killed in Bangladesh -
Sat, Dec 1,2012, 4-5pm, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Displacement - Minorities in India and Bangladesh
- Nov 3rd, 2012, Harvard Univ, Cambridge

Right to Education: Simantini Dhuru: Oct 28, 2012, MIT

Corruption and Capitalism in Bangladesh and Pakistan - 
Oct 6th, 2012, MIT

The color of Water - Film, June 16, 2012. MIT

May 25, 2012 Rally against IRLP (NY)


Workshop - India's River Linking Project - May 13, 2012

Aruna Roy - "Transparency and Accountability in Governance: Current Challenges in India"
April 15, 2012 4:30 PM

Forest Notes on the Maoists -

April 1, 2012

Gujarat Commemoration -
March 11, 2012

News: India's River Linking Project February 2012

Film: Development Flows from the Barrel of a Gun, Feb 11, 2012

David Barsamian - Uprisings, a Talk at MIT, Jan 18, 2012



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In response to the rising communalization of South Asian societies, the Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia was formed in January 1993.

The Alliance is made up of concerned individuals in the Boston area. It represents many South Asian countries as well as people of South Asian descent in the USA. Since its conception it has consistently sought to spread awareness about the challenges against secularism and democracy in South Asia. It has also always expressed solidarity with other movements against injustice and oppression. Events organized by the Alliance include film screenings, talks, cultural programs, vigils and rallies.

In coalition with other progressive groups in the Boston Area, the Alliance offers an open platform to all for participation in creative solutions to the challenges facing our people. We meet every week to debate, organize and plan. Please contact us at info@SouthAsiaAlliance.org for more information.