Past Events

Friends of Kalangarai Book Group

Date: February 23, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm ET
Location: In Person and on Zoom
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Exploring India through the Lens of Novelists

Interested in traveling to India but don’t want to leave your cozy living room? Our new book discussion group focuses on Indian novelists. Authors include Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thrity Umrigar, Abraham Verghese, Sujuta Massey among others. The book discussion will be hybrid—in person and on Zoom—and meet every two months on the second Friday of the month at 5:30-6:30 (EST). Future dates for 2024 are: April 12, June 14, August 9, October 11.

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The book for our first session (February 23) is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.

Place in-person: Friends of Kalangarai
227 Union Street – Suite 707,
New Bedford, MA 02740

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GEMS Webinar Series

Date: February 15, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom
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GEMS (Gender, Equity, Mobilization, and Sustainability) Lecture Series: Initiatives from the Global South

Friends of Kalangarai is hosting a series of FREE virtual lectures by experts leading innovative programs that address poverty, women’s rights, environmental injustice, and socioeconomic development in South Asia

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Integrated Self-help Group Model for Enhancing Resiliency among Women in the War-affected Zone

The presentation will cover the background of the war-affected communities, the challenges faced by women, the need for an integrated self-help group approach, development, and the implementation of model and sustainable changes observed.

Speaker: Ms. Shamila Sivakumaran

Ms. Sivakumaran has worked extensively with women in the war-affected areas in Sri Lanka since 2011.

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Friends of Kalangarai Book Group

Date: February 9, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm ET
Location: In Person and on Zoom
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Exploring India through the Lens of Novelists


FEB 9 GROUP MEETING POSTPONED. Interested in traveling to India but don’t want to leave your cozy living room? We are launching a book discussion group that focuses on Indian novelists. Authors include Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thrity Umrigar, Abraham Verghese, Sujuta Massey among others. The book discussion will be hybrid—in person and on Zoom—and meet every two months on the second Friday of the month at 5:30-6:30 (EST). The dates for 2024 are: April 12, June 14, August 9, October 11.

Spacebetweencover

The book for our first session (February 9) is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.

Place in-person: Friends of Kalangarai
227 Union Street – Suite 707,
New Bedford, MA 02740

Or register to receive Zoom link for attending online.

Feb. 9 Group Meeting PostponeD

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GEMS Webinar Series

Date: January 18, 2024
Time: 11:00 am ET
Location: Zoom
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GEMS (Gender, Equity, Mobilization, and Sustainability) Lecture Series: Initiatives from the Global South

Friends of Kalangarai is launching a series of FREE virtual lectures that will be hosted by experts leading innovative programs that address poverty, women’s rights, environmental injustice, and socio­economic development in South Asia.

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Making Land Ownership a Reality: Reflections from the Journey of the Working Group for Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO)

In her presentation, Shilpa will delve into the “what,” “why,” and “how” of the women’s agriculture land ownership issue. She’ll articulate what the issue entails—how it is a dream for countless rural women in India. The “why” will be explored, emphasizing the profound significance of land ownership for women farmers in rural areas. Drawing from reflections on the journey of a collective of Civil Society organizations known as WGWLO (Working Group for Women and Land Ownership), Shilpa will illustrate the “how” by reflecting on WGWLO’s endeavors to secure and promote land ownership for rural women.

Speaker: Ms. Shilpa Vasavada

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GEMS Webinar Series

Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom
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GEMS (Gender, Equity, Mobilization, and Sustainability) Lecture Series: Initiatives from the Global South

Friends of Kalangarai is launching a series of FREE virtual lectures that will be hosted by experts leading innovative programs that address poverty, women’s rights, environmental injustice, and socio­­­economic development in South Asia.

Farm Women Centrality and Climate Actions in South Asia

Speaker: Dr. Rajeshree Joshi

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It Takes a Village

Start date: November 1, 2023
End date: December 31, 2023
All-day event
Location: New Bedford Public Library (Downtown) New Bedford, Massachusetts
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It Takes a Village: An Exhibit of Warli Tribal Paintings from India

During the months of November and December, New Bedford Public
Library will host an exhibit of Warli tribal paintings that depict life
in tribal villages in India. There will be a reception for the exhibit on
Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 5pm.

Fall Festival ‘Friend’raiser

Date: October 29, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Fall Festival ‘Friend’raiser

Friends of Kalangarai will sponsor a ‘Friend’raiser with music, craft beer, food, and a silent auction.

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GEMS Webinar Series

Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom
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GEMS (Gender, Equity, Mobilization, and Sustainability) Lecture Series: Initiatives from the Global South

Friends of Kalangarai is launching a series of FREE virtual lectures that will be hosted by experts leading innovative programs that address poverty, women’s rights, environmental injustice, and socioeconomic development in South Asia

Environmental Justice and Well-being: Improving Energy Access to Empower Women in Rural India

The webinar will discuss a recently published study demonstrating the impact of providing skills-based training through a solar lamp initiative on women’s empowerment.  Longitudinal data from 313 women associated with the solar initiative in the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh, were collected to predict three indicators of women’s empowerment — assertiveness, decision-making, and satisfaction. The study found that women’s perception of assertiveness, satisfaction, and decision-making ability significantly changed.

Speaker: Dr. Praveen Kumar

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GEMS Webinar Series

Date: September 21, 2023
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom
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GEMS (Gender, Equity, Mobilization, and Sustainability) Lecture Series: Initiatives from the Global South

Friends of Kalangarai is launching a series of FREE virtual lectures that will be hosted by experts leading innovative programs that address poverty, women’s rights, environmental injustice, and socio­economic development in South Asia.

Muslim Women’s Quest for Legal Justice

Speaker: Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz

Muslim women in India continue to be marginalized and disenfranchised due to patriarchal systems that significantly impact personal law—marriage, divorce, inheritance and custody issues. Dr. Safia-Niaz founded the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) as a national platform for Muslim women to present an alternative progressive voice. In this webinar, Dr. Safia-Niaz describes BMMA’s strategy to empower Muslim women in India, give them an identity and voice, and assume leadership roles in their communities.

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