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Barefoot Solutions: Networking Rural India and a Global Initiative Seminar

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"Barefoot" Solutions: Networking Rural India and a Global Initiative

Sanjit "Bunker" Roy, Founder of Barefoot College In India

Meagan Fallone, CEO of Barefoot College International

TODAY: Seminar  workshop about the “barefoot solutions” that have transformed rural people—especially women—into powerful agents of change in their communities. From solar energy, water, education, and health care to rural handicrafts, the “solutions” are unique and exemplified by the award-winning architecture of the College itself—designed and built by villagers for villagers.

Limited spots available. If interested in attending please contact Emera Bridger Wilson at elbridge@syr.edy by April 15

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is an acclaimed Indian Social Activist and educator who founded the Barefoot College, the only college by and for the rural poor. He will be accompanied by Meagan Fallone, CEO of Barefoot College International. Roy was selected as one of Time's 100 most influential personalities in 2010 for collaborating with villagers to find "barefoot solutions" that center on solar energy, water, education, connectivity, healthcare, handicrafts and the empowerment of women.  

This event is part of the “Networks” themed Syracuse Symposium series, and is being co-sponsored by the Humanities Center at SU together with the South Asia Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Education, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Whitman School of Management, Renée Crown University Honors Program, WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering), the Democratizing Knowledge Project, departments of geography, philosophy, and art and music histories, the South Asia Program at Cornell University, and SUNY ESF.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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