Dialogue on Social Activism: Aruna Roy and Vrinda Narain


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

ROOM CHANGE: now in NCDH 202.

An Annie MacDonald Langstaff workshop in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, featuring Aruna Roy, Indian political and social activist, and recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award (2000), and Vrinda Narain, Professor of Law at McGill, and author of Reclaiming the Nation: Muslim Women and the Law in India.

About our guest

Aruna Roy is an Indian political and social activist who founded the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) along with Shankar Singh, Nikhil Dey and many others. The MKSS began by fighting for fair and equal wages for workers which shaped and evolved into a struggle for the enactment of India's Right to Information Act. Aruna Roy is a leader of the Right to Information movement in India through the MKSS and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), which was finally successful with the passage of the Right to Information Act in 2005.

This event is co-organized by the McGill Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). Aruna Roy is currently in residence at McGill as a Professor of Practice in Global Governance hosted by ISID.