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Chelsie Amelia Henderson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Apr 2007 15:46:04 -0400
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For those of you going to India, this may be of interest... I already  
RSVPed, but please let me know if you're going so we can meet up!


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     Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:18:36 -0400
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  Subject: Street Children Event
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Hi Phonetics Class,

Those of you with an interest in childhood education and/or social  
justice issues may wish to attend
this event.

Street Children Speak: An International Videoconference

On Thursday, April 12, University of Vermont students will have the  
opportunity to speak
to Indian street children living in New Delhi in a live digital  
videoconference. A panel
of students drawn from UVM Anthropology Professor Jonah Steinberg's  
Street Children
course will speak in real time to youth who work and live on the  
streets of India's
capital. There will be 120 seats for a studio audience to watch and  
participate in the
event. The Indian sponsors of the event are the Salaam Baalak Trust, a  
organization founded by noted filmmaker Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding,  
Mississippi Masala,
Salaam Bombay, and The Namesake) and the United States Embassy in New  
Delhi, who will
host the event at the American Center. The participating street  
children are affiliated
with the Salaam Baalak Trust. Dr. Saleem Ali, UVM Professor of  
Environmental Studies, has
kindly agreed to provide translation between Hindi-Urdu and English.

If you are interested, please come to the Medical Education Center,  
Room 200, also called
the Case Method Room, on Thursday, April 12. The UVM Medical School  
has graciously
offered their services and facilities. We are asking that participants  
who want to watch
the whole event come by 8:15 AM, as the dialogue will begin at 8:30 AM  
(to accommodate
the time difference between Burlington and Delhi). There will be an  
opportunity for
audience members to provide questions for student panelists to ask.  
The dialogue itself
will last for about 90 minutes, with a short discussion afterwards.

For information on the Salaam Baalak Trust and the lives of Indian  
street children please

If you are planning on coming, please e-mail [log in to unmask]  
to rsvp to ensure
that we have sufficient space. We very much hope that you can attend  
this opportunity for
a truly global discussion.

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