The eminent journalist P. Sainath, author of the groundbreaking collection of reports Everybody Loves a Good Drought, is headed to the USA from his base in India. He will give a series of talks at various campuses about his work and the unique, empowering, online journalistic endeavour he launched last year, the People’s Archive of Rural India – PARI. Worth going to hear him speak if you are in the area. See my article about him: Travels though history with a rural archivist.
Campus times and dates below, with some posters by a PARI volunteer.Amherst College, MA, Oct. 19, 5 pm: Inequality and the rise of rural distress,
Trinity College, Hartford, CT, October 20, 4:30pm, Rittenberg: When Farmers Die… reporting the rural in the digital age. Contact Prof Vijay Prashad
Connecticut College, Oct. 21, 11:00 am- 12:30 pm, College Center Crozier-Williams 1962 (West): Farmers’ suicides – Agrarian distress in the age of market fundamentalism. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown University, Providence, RI, October 21, 2016 2 p.m. – 4 pm, McKinney Conference Room: The everyday lives of everyday people
University of California at Santa Cruz, Oct. 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m, Location: Hum 1, Rm. 210: The People’s Archive of Rural India: Telling the stories of 833 million in the digital age. Contact: Prof. Anjali Arondekar
FaceBook, Oct 27 – internal talk (I added this information because I think it’s cool he’s going to talk to Facebook. They need his perspective).