Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ram Narayan Kumar and Rhonda Copelon Memorial Panel, India

Second Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSNet) Conference in Pune

Thursday, 30 December 2010, 11.00 - 1.00 pm (Chanakya 1)

Chair/discussant: Uma Chakravarti

Panel description

Panelists, paper titles, and abstracts

  1. Anuradha Bhasin, Impunity and Sexual Violence in Kashmir
  2. Farah Naqvi, Impunity for Sexual Violence in Conflict Situations: A Search for Elements of Justice
  3. Navsharan Singh, Sexual Violence Against Women in the Punjab
  4. Warisha Farasat, Challenges in Ensuring Accountability for Mass Crimes

Saturday, December 18, 2010

From Mina Watanabe, Japan

Women's Active Museum on War and Peace


Dear Anita,

Greetings from Japan. I just wanted to share with you that at the 10th anniversary of the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal for Japan's Military Sexual Slavery, we had a small evening event to tribute the friends and survivors who passed away. Indai and Patti also participated, and Patti made a tribute message about Rhonda (hope you can find the picture of Rhonda on the wall). She talked about how much Rhonda put her energy for the sake of "comfort women" survivors...

I am so sorry that I missed the Rhonda's event in September. Hope it was memorable one. We will keep the spirit of Rhonda, Yayori, and courageous survivors, and will keep working to eliminate violence against women.

Best wishes,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Celebrate the UDHR, Rhonda Copelon and Peggy Lipschultz

Friday, December 10, 2010 4-7 PM
CUNY Graduate Center
Skylight Room, 9th Floor, Room 9100
365 5th Ave. at 34th St.
New York, NY

Join us in tribute to Rhonda Copelon's legacy for human rights and gender justice.

Peggy Lipschutz will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center for Humanities. We will celebrate Peggy's 92nd birthday.


Film Screening: Never Turning Back, The World of Peggy Lipschutz - conversations with Angela Davis, Pete Seeger, others (32 min.)

Cathy Albisa, NESRI & CCR
Meena Alexander, Poet, GC, CUNY
Ana Bozicevic, Poet, GC, CUNY
Charlotte Bunch, CWGL, Rutgers
Blanche Wiesen Cook, John Jay & GC, CUNY
Robin Lloyd, Board member, US WILPF
Pamela Sneed, Poet & Performance Artist
Jerri Zbiral, Producer/Director, Never Turning Back

Reception to follow

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