Radical Ecological Democracy: Vikalp Sangam and the Search for Alternatives in India
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Science Hall, Room 280
As India continues to face significant ecological, social, and economic inequalities, many are calling for innovative ways to address these issues. Turning to solutions rooted in community empowerment, The Confluence of Alternatives, or Vikalp Sangam in Hindi, is an initiative aimed at securing a just and prosperous future for India.
Please join us as Pallav Das, one of the principal members of this initiative, leads an in-depth discussion of these efforts including how they came into being, their current achievements, and the challenges they face as they strive to become a voice for change.
Pallav Das has pursued a twin-track career in environmental conservation and creative communications. He has designed and launched innovative campaigns, and founded and led private and non-profit organizations, including the Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group, India. Pallav has documented some of India’s most pressing development challenges through his film work, including films on violence against women and the threat of HIV/AIDS among street children.
- Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group
- Vikalp Sangam
- Radical Ecological Democracy
- Global Tapestry of Alternatives