Do you know the Dalits, from India?
They are just like you and me, but they became from a cast were they are considered "untouchable". Untouchability is something hindering 200 milions people to have basics dignity rights. They are considered impure, and they only can do inferior works. They have to live segregated, they are poor and they can't dream or wish.
Discrimination continue to be a brutal reality for more than 160 million Dalits living in India today, despite the fact that more than half a century has passed since India was born as a "democratic" and independent state.
At the Autonomous Thought's thematic area, I found this multisensorial installation called Displacements, by Marie Ange Bordas, a master artist and great photographer. This wonderful work is the culminate process after three years working with refugees in comunities.
There is her B&W photo (a piece of one installation, iluminated inside), with my shadow's hand (I felt quite near that people while I was imerse in that installation, even I had no refugee's past storys. Probably because it can touches our sense of identity with our living places).
I sugest you to spend some time knowing her
beautiful work at www.displacements.info
WSocialForum, Porto Alegre, Brasil
Second day and more than 10.000 people went to Gigantinho stadium. Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva led a global call for a worldwide fight against poverty. I hope he have sucess and honor his compromisses.
WSF, Porto Alegre, Brasil
More about this event:
A white band to strangle poverty
President Lula will fight for UN Development Goals
If you like to take some action