AID Events in 2007
23rd Bhopal AnniversaryÂ [Dec 2]
What?Â Â Remembering the victims of one of the worst industrialÂ disasters in
Where?Â Â 102 Lindley Hall
When?Â Â Dec. 2, 2007 from 5:45pm-7:45pm
Why?Â Â Â Â To learn about the realities of the disaster by watching "One night in
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Discuss the movie and talk about what is being done and what we can do
I invite you all to kindly attend and make the 23rd Bhopal Anniversary an occassion for all of us to vow to persevere to seek justice for the wronged.
Dance Performance by Restless Natives [Oct 6]
There will be an interactive performance of movement, music and word by
Malavika Tara Mohanan, trained in Bharatanatyam (a South Indian classical dance form) and theater, also uses elements of flamenco and other traditions to create a language of movement such that the written word can be embodied while spoken.Â Texts include several original pieces, as well as writings by Emmanuel Ortiz, Howard Zinn, and Roberto Juarroz.Â Denali DeGraf plays Native American Flutes and Drums (which he also builds), and the charango, a traditional Andean instrument.Â The music includes an Aztec song for the dead, a Sanskrit chant for
Documentary: La Segunnda Conquista in Patagonia [OctÂ 5]
An independent documentary La Segunnda Conquista (The Second Conquest) by Denali DeGraf and JoÃ£o Dujon Pereira will be screened @ 7PM, 006 BALLANTINE HALL on OCT. 5, 2007. Denali DeGraf will be there to share his experiences.
Plunder and Resistance in Patagonia
At the end of the 19th century, the Argentine government sent the army to clear Patagonia of its indigenous population for white settlement.Â This brutal campaign was carried out mostly through mass killings and forced relocations. 120 years later, a similar situation unfolds.Â A real-estate boom and a growing thirst for extractable resources are forcing the land out of the hands of those who inhabit it and work it, and into the hands of large corporations and wealthy individuals, through fraud, corruption, abuses of power and violence. Through testimony of the original inhabitants, this documentary explores the mechanisms and motives of this new conquest. In the face of massive tourism development, gated communities and country clubs for the wealthy, and multibillion dollar mining
Candle Light Vigil [Oct 2]
WHEN: Oct 2, 6:00-7:30pm
WHERE: Sample Gates
WHO: Everyone who stands for peace
WHY: To show solidarity for the marginal farmers in India, paying with
their lives for the Indian government's apathy AND to the numerous
victims who have suffered in war, violence, and human catastrophe.
IU Career Fair Protest [Sep 20]
Student groups from IU protest Dow Chemicalâ€™s recruitment at the Life Sciences
WHEN:Â Â Â Thursday, September 20th 2007, from 10AM â€“ 2PM
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (outside)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Bloomington community
When? September 15th, 3:30 PM
Where? Lindley Hall 012
Why? Free food and fun!
The 61st annual Indiana University Business Conference on Energy and Environmental challenges held at the Indianapolis Convention center on February 28th was witness to protests by members of Association for India's Development (AID) and Amnesty International that was aimed at Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, who was invited to speak at the conference. RCA dome formed the backdrop for the activists on the sidewalks who held placards and chanted