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

"Both a practical and a moral answer to the Negro's cry for justice, nonviolent direct action proved that it could win victories without losing wars" - 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 will begin 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.

A series of events, and a Reading Circle looking at the Freedom Struggle, are also being held in Bengaluru, India, as part of the Year of the Indian Freedom Struggle.

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Commemorating 75 years of India's Independence

Aug 18-20, 2022

Join us for a three-day conference that strives to understand the world historic role of the Indian anti-colonial movement, and the path it shows towards Peace, Freedom and Unity in our times.

All contributions will go towards the venue costs, cultural performers, event fliers and pamphlets, and refreshments for attendees.


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.