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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Pakistan Floods and the Politics of Environmental Disasters Teach-in

Thu, October 21, 2010 • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM • GEA 105

The Fighting the Flood coalition is organizing a teach-in forum to highlight the important questions that remain unasked by mainstream media outlets. Two months after a successful campus fund raising initiative on campus we want to shift our focus to a political campaign to raise issues of social justice and demand accountability for the victims of the Indus Floods of 2010.

Thursday, October 21, 6:30-9:00 GEA 105
Speakers: Prof. Snehal Shingavi, Raja Swamy, Mubbashir Rizvi, Hafeez Jamali, Noman and Elizabeth Baig. Interviews with Pakistani Academic/Activists Prof. Sadaf Aziz and Prof. Mushtaq Gaadi.

“Compassion Fatigue" or Orientalism in Disguise. How did race, ethnicity and religion factor into the coverage of the Indus Floods?
The making of disasters. How natural are environmental disasters?
What is the role of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank in this disaster?
When the farmland became a lake... One student's account of his village's destruction
Fighting the Flood- Spreading the Love- A report from UT student mobilization. What is to be Done?

Sponsored by: Fighting the Flood coalition


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