The first Khabda feature of 2020 puts a spotlight on the concept of srinmo and examines it through the extraordinary work of Professor Huamo Tso, an outstanding poet, scholar and feminist visionary from Tsongonpo, Tibet. By taking a closer look at her new poetry, as well as her groundbreaking work in developing Tibetan women's literature and her founding of the Srinmo Association to protect the reproductive rights of Tibetan women in disenfranchised and marginalized communities, we will explore the shift in feminist consciousness that Gen Huamo has been steadfastly been championing.
Machik has been honored to witness and be part of Professor Huamo's trailblazing work over the past fifteen years which have ensured the existence of new creative spaces for women's empowerment and gender equality in Tibet. We look forward to marking International Women's Day and Women's History Month with you through this upcoming Khabda. To learn more, click here.
WHAT IS KHABDA?
Khabda in Tibetan means an informal chat or conversation. In the spirit of transgressing the boundaries between contemporary Tibet and the global context, Machik is launching Khabda as a platform for local communities world-wide to explore books, film, art, music and other Tibetan cultural forms emerging from inside Tibet today.
On a set week every two months, each Khabda will focus on a specific reading or viewing selection curated by the Machik team or a guest convener. Some sessions will spotlight a Tibetan storyteller or dynamic cultural producer, while others will feature a theme or topic that is trending in cultural conversations inside Tibet.
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CONVERSATION
Machik's Khabda is a global conversation. That means we'll be organizing Khabda gatherings in local communities world-wide. Venues will range from coffee shops and living rooms to campus dorms and restaurants. Some will be a group of friends gathering over afternoon tea, while others could be a potluck dinner or after-dinner drinks at a local watering-hole. Each local conversation will be unique, and we'll be looking forward to hearing about each one through the hashtag #machikkhabda on social media. See you there!
To learn more about becoming a local Khabda host in your community, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the host form.