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Touching The Untouchable

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  Touching the Untouchable is the story of the empowerment of a Dalit, Untouchable, community in Tamil Nadu, India. Long shunned inside India’s rigid caste system and denied basic human rights and amenities, the new generation of Dalits are taking matters in their own hands and creating their own community where clean water, food, education, […]

Journals From India pt. 3

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I know I promised to keep you updated, but we have been working so hard that each night, we would “drop” the minute we got back to the inn. Yet, it has been so rewarding! Every time I come, the people understand more and more that we will not forsake them…and they grow in both […]

Journals From India Pt. 2

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Yesterday, my new friend and translator Anand and I visited the Danish Consulate and got permission to repair the existing village elementary school in Kanji. It was built by an organization from Denmark long ago, but they have now abandoned the school and the Indian government agreed to only take over teacher salaries, but will […]

Journals From India pt.1

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First, Gauthama, our NGO leader directing some 250 activists across India will not be with us this trip. His new wife of 5 months has just come down with typhoid fever and he’s on immediate nursing duty. Please keep them in your hearts. It’s serious. They’ve been warned that they are wearing themselves out (and […]

On Ferguson, MO

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This is not just about Ferguson, MO. This is a real, systemic oppresive product in the usa, not just a perception. This is not a matter of taking sides of people it is about examining the causes that are producing conditions of hatred, hopelessness, and brutal retaliation. there is still time for us to come […]

Save a Life ~ Build a Toilet

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UPDATE 1/25/15 : The Bearing Witness Retreat to India has returned! Toilet Construction has  begun and the well is complete!  Without the support of your donations we could not have gotten this far and cannot go any further. We took plenty of pictures to archive our progress. We hope you will share these pictures and message to […]

MEENA SRINIVASAN

      Meena Srinivasan is an Indian-American international educator and thought leader in the field of mindfulness in education. She was one of the youngest educators to be awarded the prestigious National Board Certification. A contributor to United Nations publications on inclusive education, Srinivasan earned a Masters degree in Education from UC Berkeley and […]

Bearing Witness III ; Sojourn to Tamil Nadu India

Why do we do this? > VIEW >> Bearing Witness Slides << VIEW < >WATCH>> I’m Dalit, How Are You? <<WATCH< >LISTEN >> “Our Journey” – How We Know Caste << LISTEN< Join Ven. Pannavati & Friends on the 2014 “Bearing Witness III” Sojourn to Tamil Nadu, India Through VIHARA, and The Foundation of His Sacred Majesty, two state recognized, Dalit organized non-profit […]