March 20, 2016

On behalf of the ICDR, we invite you to participate in a thoughtful and provocative dialogue, “Building Global Coalition: Combat Caste-based Inequalities in 21st Century’ at the 2016 Annual Seminar on Friday, March 25, 2016, from 12.30-2.00pm at Cove K St, 1990 K St. NW DC.

Please register via this Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-annual-seminar-building-global-coalitICDR titleion-combat-caste-based-inequalities-in-21st-century-tickets-22744873529

H.E. Arjun K Karki, Ph.D., Nepali Ambassador to the United States will deliver a keynote address and Dr. Don Zimmerman, Vice Chair at the ICDR Board will moderate the session.

Speakers List

March 25, 2016 : Friday


Cove K St, located at 1990 K St. NW
Washington, DC
  1. Registration and Breakfast
  2. Welcome and Introduction
  3. Update ICDR/Post Global Conference Initiatives: Chaired by DB Sagar
  4. Brief Note on B.R. Ambedkar Principles - Raj Cherukonda
  5. Legislative Seminar/ Congressional Hearing to Pass a Passage of Binding Resolution/ Law by the US Congress - Ana A. Steele
  6. Interfaith Seminar on Dalit Rights - DK Gurung
  7. Brief on India riots against Dalits and tribes –Elizabeth Clay
  8. Dalit Women Initiatives - Purvi Mehta
  9. Caste Freedom Index - Dr. Lasonja Kennedy
  10. ICDR Programs for 2016-2017 - Prachi Vakharia
  11. Coffee Break
  12. W/S: Future Strategy for ICDR and Post-Global Conference Activities
    Moderated by Kenya Tyson
    • Brainstorming on the ideas, approaches and strategies
    • Setting the Future Strategy for ICDR - Long-term and short-term
    • Strategizing the Action Plans for 2016/2017
  13. Luncheon Session - Open session with wider audience/participants
  14. Building Global Coalition: Combat Caste-based Inequalities in 21st Century
    Moderated by: Dr. Don Zimmerman, Vice Chair of the Board and Professor/Director- Healthcare management Program at UNO
  15. Key Remarks: H.E. Dr. Arjun K Karki, Nepali Ambassador
  16. Speakers
  17. Mr. Judge Rohulamin Quander, Esq. -Founder and Chair of African American Legacy Families, and The Quander Historical Society, Inc. Washington, DC
  18. Rev. Gideon Jebamani, Chaplain at New York State and Dalit Rights Advocate
  19. Rick Gold, International Development Specialist and a former USAID’s Director of the Democracy and Governance Office in Egypt
  20. Ms. Durga Sob, Former Member Secretary of Nepal Dalit Commission, and Dalit Rights Leader
  21. Q & A Session
  22. BREAK
  23. Institutional Development
    Closed session Chaired by Dr. Don. Zimmerman
  24. Endorse new board and Advisory members - Dr. DK Gurung
  25. Reform Board and sub-committees and Advisory Board - DB Sagar
  26. Review and endorse the 2015 programs and financial report - DB Sagar and DK Gurung
  27. Marketing, Fundraising, and Human Resource Management - Prachi Vakharia
  28. Aims for Board members - Have fundraising campaign for one of their desired programs
  29. Casual Dinner

    March 26, 2016 : Saturday - Working Meeting