Tamil Eelam, National Liberation, and Socialism: A Conversation with Tamil and Sinhalese Activists
May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
12 years after the historic Tamil protests in Toronto, Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka live under the military occupation of the Sri Lankan state. Tamils who survived the 2009 genocide remain dispossessed as the state builds Sinhalese settlements through the Tamil homeland. What are the prospects for freedom and building a movement for Tamil self-determination? What is the role of socialists inside and outside the island in supporting Tamil resistance?
Join a conversation with Tamil and Sinhalese activists as they tackle these questions.
-Viraj Mendez (International Human Rights Association, Bremen)
-Dr. Jude Lal Fernando (Trinity College Dublin)
-Bashana Abeywardene (Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka)
-Mithilen Mathipalan and Jenny Selluthurai from the Tamil Freedom Coalition (TFC) and Isai Priya from Tamil Solidarity (TS).
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