Speakers Dr Aquinas Edassery started Swasthya Swaraj to work in the remote forested district of Kalahandi in Odisha Dayamani Barla is an adivasi activist, also known as Iron Lady of Jharkhand. Kiran Vissa has been a key AID figure. His focus interests have been agriculture and farmers’ issues. Gomathi is actively involved in the Eureka Initiative and Dhamu works full time for AID-India, coordinating various programs. Harish has been an advocate for policies that improve the lives of immigrant, refugee, and religious minority communities in Chicago.