A leader in the fight against leprosy will share her story on Sept. 21

Padma Venkataraman

“Small Change Changes the World: Micro-Finance and Leprosy”
Monday, Sept. 21
5 p.m.
Glynn Amphitheater, Irving Schneider and Family Building
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

On Sept. 21, Padma Venkataraman, who has long been a leading figure in the struggle against leprosy, will give a talk and lead a discussion in professor Sarita Bhalotra's Heller School class, Global Perspectives on Health. This event is open to the entire Brandeis community and is being jointly sponsored by the Psychology Department, the Heller School, HSSP, and the Peace Studies Program.

Padma is the daughter of former India President R. Venkataraman. She has been active for the past 15 years in grassroots work in leprosy rehabilitation, particularly in overseeing the implementation of micro-finance projects. Currently, Padma directs Rising Star Outreach's micro-finance projects in the leprosy colonies in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Click here to download a pdf brochure detailing Venkataraman’s work.

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