Ayesha Jalal, the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University in Boston, is one of the most well known Pakistani-American scholars on South Asia.
Her books include ‘The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work Across the Indo-Pakistan Divide’; ‘Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia’, ‘The Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan’; ‘The State of Martial Rule: The Origins of Pakistan’s Political Economy of Defence’ and ‘Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia,’ amongst others.
Prof. Jalal will be speaking on her latest work at two public meetings. We hope you will be able to join us for one of them.
Mississauga: Saturday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Staging Room, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive
Toronto: Sunday, October 12, 2 p.m.
Room 5 – 280, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West
(St. George subway, Bedford exit; paid parking under building)
Suggested admission price $5.00
Organized by the Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians
Supported by: Progressive Writers Association Canada
CPPC National Co-ordinator Omar Latif with Mariela Castro Espin who was in Toronto to participate in many activities during Pride week and received several human rights awards while here. Here visit was organized by the Communist Party of Canada.
Mariela, is the director of SENESEX in Havana and has bravely spearheaded the fight for acceptance and equality for all, regardless of gender and gender orientation in Cuba for many years now. She is the daughter of the greatly respected revolutionary fighter and leader Vilma Espin (now deceased) and her husband Raul, the president of Cuba.
Toronto CPPC members marching against discrimination
and for equality in the 2014 Pride parade
“International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”
Since last few decades, both Sindhi and Baloch nations in Pakistan are being victimized for their legitimate struggle for democracy, national self-determination and secularism.
Date: Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm
North York Library, 5190 Yonge Street Toronto,
M2N 5N9 (Tel 416.395.5535)
Note: This program is Free for all ages, refreshment will be served.
We look forward to your participation. Please feel free to contact us if you need any information.
Asif Panhwar (403.400.5109); email@example.com
Dileep Ratnani (647.981.7742); firstname.lastname@example.org
Siraj Makhdoom (403.465.4337); email@example.com
What are the origins and history of discrimination and violence against religious minorities – Ahmedis, Christians, Hindus and Shia? What do fundamentalist organizations such as the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehreek-e-Taliban stand for? Who supports them and why? What can decent minded people do to help Pakistan become a tolerant society where all citizens are equal and safe?
Attacks on two Ahmedi mosques killed 86 in May 2010 in Lahore
Houses and shops being torched in Christian community of Joseph in Lahore in March 2013
Hindu temple destroyed in Sindh in December 2012
Shia mourn the death of 200 killed in terrorist attack in Quetta in Jan 2013
THIS EVENT IS OVER
Associate Professor of Sociology, City University of New York
Author of The State of Islam, Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan
Speaks in Canada:
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00-9:00 PM Sanford Fleming Room 1101,
University of Toronto St. George Campus
(10 King’s College Circle)
Saturday, January 21 – 6:30-8:30 PM Living Arts Centre – Canon Room (4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga)
Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians, Forum for Democracy in Pakistan, Ontario Public Interest Research Group (Toronto), Pakistan Development Fund, Pakistan Students Federation, Pakistanis United for Liberation and Peace, Progressive Writers Association Canada, Society of Pakistani-Canadian Professionals and Academics, South Asia Development Council, Writers Forum
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