Diane Pien is a retired developmental psychologist. She was on the faculty in the Psychology Department of University of Oregon. She left the university to work with children with hearing impairments and hearing/visual impairments in Chicago and Seattle. She worked at the Children’s Alliance, and retired from the City of Seattle Human Services Department planning programs for children and families of color, refugee/immigrant families, and homeless youth and children.
Educated youth from the slums of Mumbai, India started the Dalit Panther Movement (DPM) in June 1972, inspired by Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and the U.S. Black Panthers. Dalits (“downtrodden”) are the lowest “untouchable” caste in Hinduism. Hinduism views Dalits as sinners in their prior lives who can only redeem themselves … Read MoreDalit Panther Movement (1972-1977)