Conference 2007
Westminster Conference
Sandwell Conference
Conference 2004
Coventry Conference 2004

Casteaway Arts


Sandwell Conference - Fighting Caste Discrimination in the UK


The Sandwell conference was held on Sunday, 15th July 2007, at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE.

Programme of Events
10.00-10.30 Pre-Conference Registration
10.30-10.35 Welcome by Mr Davinder Prasad, General Secretary CasteWatchUK
10.35-10.45 Chairman’s Address by Mr Pashori Lal, Former Chairman CasteWatchUK
10.45-11.00 Caste and Community relations by Mr David Webb, President, Rotary Club, Handsworth, Birmingham & Ex-chairman, Community Relations Council, Birmingham
11.00-11.15 Caste & British Legislation by Mr Adrian Bailey MP, West Bromwich West
11.15-11.30 Caste & Globalisation by Mr Rob Marris MP, Wolverhampton South West and Trustee of Dalit Solidarity Network
11.30-11.55 Caste Discrimination and the Challenge of Multiculturalism by Dr Nicolas Jaoul Affiliate, Researcher South Asian Centre, University of Paris
11.55-12.20 Caste dynamics in Indian Diaspora in the UK by Dr Eleanor Nesbitt Reader in Religions and Education, University of Warwick
12.20-12.35 Short film “ I am Dalit, How are you?” based on extracts from ‘Lesser Humans’ by Stalin K. (Drishti Media Collective, Navsarjan Trust). ‘Resilient Rhythms’ by Gopal Menon (Other Media Communications).and supported by International Dalit Solidarity Network
12.35-12.50 Caste Bullying in School testimonial by Mr Balbir Chauhan, Community Psychiatric Nurse
12.50-01.40 Lunch Break
01.40-01.45 Welcome Back by Ms Rena Prasad, BBC Asian Network
01.45-02.00 Caste discrimination in a workplace testimonial by Mr Inderjit Kumar, Manager Sahara Project
02.00-02.30 Caste Psychology by Dr Sushrut Jadhav Senior Lecturer Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, University College London
03.00-03.25 Tea/Coffee Break
03.25-04.40 Panel Discussion
Chair: Ken Hunt, Journalist, Broadcaster and Trustee CasteWatchUK
Mr Chanan Chahal, President of Federation of Ambedkarite & Buddhist Organisations, UK; Mr Gian Chand Ghaiwal, General Secretary, Indian Overseas Congress & Press Secretary Central Valmik Sabha International (UK); Mr Ravi Sahota – Chairman, Touchstone Housing & Church Leader; Sat Pal Muman, Vice Chair CasteWatchUK.
04.40-05.00 Conference Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks by Mr Pashori Lal, Former Chairman CasteWatchUK
05.00-05.30 Close and Networking
How can you help CasteWatchUK ?

You can help by becoming a member of CasteWatchUK and join a team of committed volunteers who not only have a sense of social responsibility but also see it as their duty to promote social equality and social justice.

Please download the CasteWatchUK membership form, fill it in and  send it with your membership subscription to CasteWatchUK, PO Box 3685, Coventry, CV6 4WA.

You can also send us email expressing your interest. read more