Film Screening and Conversation: Son of a Sweeper

Son of a Sweeper film poster, featuring ASU World Innovator Dr. Vimal Kumar

Join the ASU Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab and ASU World Innovator Vimal Kumar, Founder of Movement for Scavenger Community, for a screening and discussion of "Son of a Sweeper." 

Kumar is the son of a sweeper, or “untouchable” in India’s caste system. The film profiles his efforts to provide different options and more hope for other children of sweepers through education. Documentarians follow him around India as he manages his “Movement for Scavenger Community” and observe his challenges ... and his success.

ASU LDNS Lab co-founders Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley and Ambassador Michael C. Polt will moderate a discussion with Dr. Kumar following the film on democratizing character-driven leadership within oppressed communities. 

Doors open at 5 p.m. EST. Pizza and soda will be provided. This is a hybrid event with the option to attend virtually or in-person at the Barrett & O'Connor Center. Attendees joining virtually will be emailed a Zoom Webinar link prior to the event.

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