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Rajasvini Bhansali to Speak in Celebration of National Young Women's Day of Action

Event Details

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Texas Union - Santa Rita Room
Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78705

LBJ School Alumna Tells “Stories of Young Women’s Creativity and Courage from India and South Africa”

Rajasvini BhansaliAUSTIN, Texas-- October 15, 2010-- LBJ School Alumna Rajasvini Bhansali (MPAff  ’03) will speak at the Texas Union, in the Santa Rita Room at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 in honor of National Young Women’s Day of Action (NYWDA). Her presentation, titled “We Are All Manorama: Stories of Young Women’s Creativity and Courage from India and South Africa,” is sponsored by Students for the GCS and the Gender and Sexuality Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Bhansali, who came to the LBJ School of Public Affairs after receiving her Bachelor’s degrees in Astrophysics and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, serves on the board of CUSO-VSO, an international volunteering organization. She is also the co-founder of Sukuma for Opportunities, a youth development organization in East Africa. Bhansali currently serves at the Executive Director of International Development Exchange (IDEX), an organization focused on social justice that makes grants in support of grassroots organizations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Her passions include building the capacity of people and organizations to facilitate sustainable social change. Bhansali is also a published poet and essayist. She currently resides in San Fransisco, CA.

NYWDA is dedicated to the political activism of young women. It is organized for young women by young women, in the spirit of encouraging local political involvement and providing a forum for raising general awareness about issues that range from reproductive rights, to gender, sexual and racial equality.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP for the event, please contact or dial (512) 232-1831.