AKSC Annual Conference 2019

“The struggle and liberation of one oppressed group are tightly coupled with the struggle and liberation of all oppressed groups. AKSC stands for such united struggle to liberate all the oppressed”

We cordially invite all the progressive people like you to
come and join hands together for
Ambedkar King Study Circle Annual Conference 2019

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Saturday Sep 7, 2019
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

“Odd Fellows Cupertino 70”
#20589 Homestead Road, Cupertino
California – 95014



Dr. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

Director – Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy
Maulana Azad National Urdu University(MANUU), Hydrabad, INDIA

Dr. Kancha Ilaiah an Indian political theorist, writer and activist for Dalit rights. He is the Director of Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hydrabad. His contributions includes as the member of the National Research Committee constituted by the Ministry of Social Justice, member of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), member of the Planning Commission Sub Committee to formulate an agenda for land reforms for the XI Five Year Plan, member of the UGC Constitutional Committee to oversee the implementation of OBC reservations in all Central and State universities in India, former member of Executive Council of Periyar Maniammai University (Tamil Nadu) and former member of the National Book Trust, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, New Delhi.



Dr. Suraj Yengde

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge, MA – USA

Dr. Suraj Yengde is an award-winning scholar and activist from India. He is an inaugural post-doctoral fellow at the Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Suraj is India’s first Dalit Ph.D. holder from an African university (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) in the nation’s history.


Ms. Boona Cheema

Alameda County Healthcare
for the Homeless and Mental Health Commission
California – USA

Ms. Boona Cheema has been a tireless advocate for the homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 40 years. She was Executive Director of Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency. She is currently the Chair at the Alameda County Healthcare for the Homeless Commission and also the Chair for the Berkeley/Albany Mental Health Commission.


Mr. Kunal Shankar

Columbia University, New York – USA
Former Reporter at FRONTLINE Magazine – India

Mr. Kunal Shankar is an M.A. Candidate at Columbia University. He was most recently with Frontline Magazine based out of Hydrabad, India and has been a journalist for the past 15 years. He has covered a wide range of issues – from human rights violations; corruption in India’s higher judiciary; drought and climate change, to the maturing of the country’s transgender movement.


Ms. Rachel Herzing

Center for Political Education
San Francisco, CA – USA

Ms. Rachel Herzing is the director of Center for Political Education, a resource for political organizations on the left, progressive social movements, the working class and people of color. Ms. Rachel has been an organizer, activist, and advocate fighting the violence of policing and imprisonment for over 20 years. She is a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial complex. She was the director of research and training at Creative Interventions – a community resource developing interventions to interpersonal harm that do not rely on policing, imprisonment, or traditional social services.

Anto Akkara

Mr. Anto Akkara

Award-winning Investigative Journalist & Author
New Delhi – India

Mr. Anto Akkara firmly believes that ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ has reported extensively from hotspots in South Asia on human rights concerns, religious issues and social problems. He has covered extensively from the ground the massive Gujarat earthquake, 2004 tsunami devastation, Sri Lankan war, oppression in Myanmar, and birth of democracy and devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015. He won a dozen national and international media awards such as Media in your Country Award of International Network of Young Journalists, Media in your Continent Award in 1995 of Geneva-based UCIP, Raoul Follereau Award of AIFO Foundation in Italy, etc

:: Registration ::

The registration fee includes

Friday: Meet & Greet with Dinner

Saturday: Welcome Kit, Lunch, Dinner,

Snacks & Tea and Networking 

( Kids between age 4 and 11 will be provided child care)

Reserve seat for you and/or for your group



Register: https://tinyurl.com/AKSC-Conf2019
 Go to top:  https://akscusa.org/aksc-conference-2019/

Click below for full schedule

Conference Schedule Highlight

Friday Sep 6, 2019
Meet & Greet with Speakers & Special Guests. Dinner will be served

Saturday Sep 7, 2019
Check-in, Conference, Discussions, Networking. Lunch and Dinner will be served

:: For Queries ::
Email: akscsfba@gmail.com
Phone: 831-200-3282 | 415-683-0525 | 408-307-8913