Right Livelihood College, RLC-TISS collaborative public event with RLC-Santacruz, University of California and The Right Livelihood Foundation on 'Creating a Global Dialogue on Livelihoods, Solidarity and Transformation'.


Date: Sept. 26, 2020 - Oct. 6, 2020


Date:          Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Time:          8:30 PM – 10:30 PM IST

                       5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST

                       8:30 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

Public · Hosted by  RLC – TISS, Centre For Livelihood and Social Innovation, TISS - Mumbai

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With Right Livelihood Laureates: Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria), Medha Patkar (India), moderated by Prof. Swati Banerjee (RLC-TISS - Mumbai) and Introduction from Prof. Megan Moodie (UC-Santa Cruz, USA)

Urgent and complex global problems of modern times including, COVID 19 at one end and the sharpening of inequities on the other is creating multiple marginalities and livelihood insecurities. This calls for a deeper understanding of the society and the need to reimagine strategies for sustaining local livelihood practices and creating global solidarities for social transformation that envisions the ideas of justice and equity. The global dialogues on livelihoods, solidarity, and transformation is an effort in this direction to surface such urgent questions in this arena to build that collective global dialogue towards co-production of knowledges.

Nnimmo Bassey's indefatigable work with national and international organizations has turned him into one of Africa's leading advocates and campaigners for the environment and human rights. Bassey has stood up against the practice of multinational corporations in his country and the environmental devastation they leave behind, destroying the lives and ignoring the rights of the local population.


Medha Patkar is co-founder of The Save the Narmada Movement (Narmada Bachao Andolan, NBA), the people’s movement that has mobilised itself in opposition to the disastrous Narmada Valley dam projects and promoted alternatives to benefit the poor and the environment. She remains one of its main catalysts, strategists, and mobilisers.


Swati Banerjee is Professor and Chairperson at the Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and coordinator of the Right Livelihood College, RLC-TISS, Mumbai.


Megan Moodie is Associate Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz, specializing in feminist political and legal anthropology and experimental ethnographic writing, and co-director of the Centre for South Asian Studies. 



For further information, you may contact Prof. Swati Banerjee, Co-ordinator, Right Livelihood College, RLC-TISS, and Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation, School of Social Work, TISS) at sbanerjee@tiss.edu.