Commemorating 75 years of Indian Independence

Join us for a year long celebration of the Indian Freedom Struggle and its deep connections to Black America

"In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality." - MLK Jr


"It may be through the negroes that the unadulterated message of nonviolence will be delivered to the world."

- MK Gandhi


This year marks the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence from British colonial rule. The revolutionary ideas and practices that developed in the struggle not only united the masses of India, but deeply resonated with anticolonial liberation movements in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and found a political home in the Black freedom movement in America.

We in Philadelphia and Bengaluru are engaged in a year-long celebration with reading groups and conferences studying the Indian struggle, the Black radical tradition and their historical ties, with a view to discover the relevance of these ideas in today's world.

EVENTS COMING UP

Women, Culture and Peace

Sept 25, 2022 : Bengaluru, India

Join us for a panel, open discussion and cultural performance to celebrate and revisit the legacies of freedom fighters Aruna Asaf Ali and Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. We will discover our history to clarify our path for the future.


The Year is organized by members of the Saturday Free School for Philosophy & Black Liberation, based in the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia, in partnership with the Gandhi Global Family.