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Caste & Caste Discrimination

Caste & Caste Discrimination
Monday, March 25, 2024 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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Format: Webinar

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members
Non-Lawyers please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register.

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Join us for this thought-provoking webinar, where we will discuss the concept of caste and the nature of caste systems as they operate in India and many other South Asian countries. We will provide a foundational explanation of these concepts, exploring what are the attributes of caste, who are the caste-affected communities, and how caste manifests in today's global context. The panel will address caste discrimination and its impacts on workplaces around the world.  We’ll highlight some of the efforts underway to combat caste discrimination as it pertains to South Asian populations living in the U.S., including the ongoing legal battle to add "caste" as a protected category under U.S. anti-discrimination laws. This conversation is critical for multinationals with operations in India or other caste-affected countries; for U.S. corporations that employ South Asians or people of South Asian descent; and for organizations and individuals interested in promoting human rights, social justice reform, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles in the workplace.

Christina Priya Dhanuja, Caste-DEI Strategist
Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Visiting Professor, Cardozo School of Law's Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic

Lisa Stewart Hughes, SVP, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Enterprise Risk Management, FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Sponsoring Committee:
Compliance Committee, Rory Cohen & Devi Shanmugham, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Civil Rights, Evan Henley & Molly Thomas-Jensen, Co-Chairs
International Human Rights, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Brittani R. McDonald & David Sarnoff, Co-Chairs
Asian Affairs, Dih-Lin Wong, Chair 

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
New York City Bar Association Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Tanya Martinez-Gallinucci, Executive Director

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