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NANDITA DAS - Changing Minds & Mindsets: Social Inclusion through the Arts
March 18, 2014Preston Auditorium, World Bank HQ, Washington DC

Indian activist and actress, Nandita Das, draws from her experience primarily in India, to reflect on the barriers to and openings for advancing social inclusion and influencing minds and attitudes.

Nandita Das' creativity in using the arts to advance social inclusion is well recognized internationally.  In this conversation, she will draw from her experience primarily in India, to reflect on the barriers to and openings for advancing social inclusion and influencing minds and attitudes.

The event will take forward the ongoing conversation in the Bank on advancing social inclusion - a key pillar of the World Bank Group's Strategy and intrinsic to the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.  A recent World Bank report "Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity" brings out ways in which certain groups are excluded from markets, services and spaces.  It is also a forward looking document and highlights ways in which inclusion can be advanced.  It points out that the arts have a potent role in advancing inclusion by affecting minds and mindsets.

Speaker: NANDITA DAS, actor, writer, activist

Opening remarks: PHILIPPE LE HOUÉROU, Vice President, South Asia Region

Introduction: KAUSHIK BASU, Sr. Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics

Moderator: MAITREYI DAS, Lead Social Development Specialist, Social Development

Twitter: #inclusionmatters, World Bank South Asia

Contacts: For more information and to request visitor passes, email eacul@worldbank.org.
For Media Inquiries: Gabriela Aguilar gaguilar2@worldbank.org

Event Details
  • Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Preston Auditorium, World Bank HQ
  • CONTACT: Elizabeth Acul
  • Eacul@worldbank.org