recent panels & talks

Sehba Sarwar ::: Panels & Talks<em>Interviewing Patti Smith on KPFT Paciifica 90.1 FM; photo by Burnell McCray</em>

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Jun 2016: "Globalization, Borders, and the Rights and Status of Children" panel discussion at Global Studies Conference 2016 Crossing Borders: People, Capital, Culture conference, Austin, TX.

Apr 2016: Panelist at Mitchell Center for the Arts CounterCurrent Festival discussion, Home Improvement Public-Private-Participatory-Park: Recreational Resistance, Houston, TX.

Feb 2016: Reading and conversation with Dr. Subramanian Shankar, artist Ayanna McCloud at the University of Houston-Downtown's Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS), Houston, TX.

Apr 2014: Conversation on Challenging the Boundaries: Collaboration Among the Arts, CounterCurrent 14, Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston, TX.

Feb 2014: "Muslim Journeys - Let's Talk About It" - A community conversation at Houston Community College-Spring Branch Campus, Houston, TX.

Feb 2014: Interviewed David Barsamian on Voices Breaking Boundaries' radio show Think Global-Act Local! on KPFT 90.1 FM, Houston, TX.

Feb 2014: Participation in a panel "Local Representations, Global Conversations: Surviving Violence and Resisting Ideologies of Violence" at a connecting South Asia to Houston, Conversations and Connections Around Gender-Based Violence, University of Houston, TX.

Dec 2013: Served on Art Works panel for National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC.

Aug 2013: Gave talk about VBB at Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Jan 2013: Served on NEA panel at the APAP|NY2013 conference in a session entitled Breaking Boundaries through Meaningful Engagements; created a short video Open Spaces: A Process for Discovery and Creation, New York, NY.

Mar 2011: Reading and participation in panel discussion Women Speak on Global Citizenry at Bronx Community College, New York, NY.

May 2010: Participant in panel Discussion at Houston Palestine Film Festival, Houston, TX.

Apr 2010: Interviewed Patti Smith with Michael Woodson on KPFT 90.1 FM, Houston, TX

Mar 2009: Panel Discussion “Eyes on Texas: What it Means to Write Here” at Callaloo conference Callaloo Salutes Texas Writers, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX.

Apr 2008: “Africans In Asia” at The George Washington University, Africana Studies Program, Washington DC.

Mar 2008: “Publishing Your Work” at University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX.

Mar 2008: “Pakistan Today: Life after Benazir Bhutto: Houston Pakistani women speak out,” hosted by Friends of UH Women’s Studies’ Living Archives Series, Houston, TX.

Jan 2008: Presentation on “Voicing Needs & Creative Survival: Writing in Multilingual, Community Spaces" with Carolina Monsivais, Emmy Perez, and others at Association for Writers and Writing Programs, New York, NY.

Oct 2007: Served on panel “Beyond Extremes: Contesting Cultural Stereotypes” in a panel entitled "Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives in Pakistan: A Gendered View" at South Asia Conference, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

April 2007: Panelist "Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives: Towards Human Rights and Democracy in Pakistan", Tufts & Harvard Universities, Boston, MA.