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AID Conference

May 23/24, Austin 

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Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy,  education, health , livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice.

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Relief and Rehabilitation

Assam Floods Relief Appeal

The recent floods in Assam have destroyed 11,000 hectares of crops that were ready to harvest, submerged more than 600 villages and affected > 300,000 people1. AID is sending $5000 from All India Relief Fund for immediate relief. Last year, the AID Relief Caravan was one of the first relief efforts to reach the flood survivors. 

Please donate generously to the AID All India Relief Fund so that we can continue to respond promptly to such natural disasters.

1Source: Assam State Disaster Management Authority release of June 13th, 2015

A first hand account of the damage

Narmada Commemorative Calendar Released in Austin
Conference Keynote Speakers Bharat Patel and Ajay Kumar release Narmada Commemorative Calendar in Austin.Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience

Volunteers gathered at the 17th annual conference of the Association for India's Development took a moment to salute the resistance and resilience of the people in the Narmada Valley over three decades of struggle.   The Intercultural Resource center has published a calendar spanning April 2015-March 2016 titled Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience.  Conference keynote speakers Bharat Patel and Ajay Kumar released the calendars and spoke about the groundbreaking work of the Andolan in defending people's rights against forced displacement and destructive development policies.

The Narmada calendar will be available at selected AID chapters and at the Green Festival in the Washington DC Convention Center, June 5-7. Visit AID at Table 360.

Land Rights: Grassroots Experiences from Ajay Kumar. Trailer and Tour Schedule
Ajay Kumar marching with adivasis for forest rights

Ajay Kumar, keynote speaker at the 2015 Conference of the Association for India’s Development, will be speaking in several cities in the US to talk about his experiences working with grassroots movements for land and livelihood, and their role in the cause of social justice. He has written a number of songs related to people's issues and will also share some of these, as well as the stories behind them.


Period Of Change
The Campaign:  To eradicate menstrual taboo and to make more comfortable and eco-friendly options for menstrual hygiene available for women.
The #PeriodofChange runs through May 28.
The Signs:  People are holding signs that say "I stand with #Period of Change because … "
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