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March 25, 2012

Our group met up with the women of SEWA. The women started the meeting in prayer. It was a prayer based on Gandhian Philosophy – all religions are inclusive here. Founded and led by women, SEWA is a trade union representing self-employed women in India who are earning a living in the unorganized sector, unable to obtain the stability and welfare benefits typical of the organized sector. To put SEWA’s scope in context - India’s unorganized female labor force comprise of more than 90% of the total female labor force in India.

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March 19, 2012

Holi is celebrated all over India with the changing of the seasons. One evolving interpretation of Holi is of the celebration of equality. To some people in India, having everyone covered in colorful paint means we are all the same despite clear differences in race, religion, etc. Thanks to the generosity of the Chairman of Skil Infrastructure, Nikhil Gandhi and his wife, our group is treated to beautiful performances of song and dance as well as an amazing array of food. Within these confines, our hostess marks each of our foreheads with red powder.

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