Woman rights activist visits Lafayette


LAFAYETTE Ind. (WLFI) – A women’s rights advocate from India is making a stop in Lafayette Wednesday. Beena Sebastian is the founder of the Cultural Academy for Peace. The academy seeks equal rights for women in India and other Asian countries.

Sebastian took a tour of Lafayette Transitional Housing to get ideas of how cities in the U.S. help those in need. Sebastian said her U.S. tour has been enlightening.

“I realized that there are thousands of people in the U.S. who are struggling for human justice. So, it is good to be with them, to identify with them and to learn a lot from different cultures, different traditions and different patterns,” Sebastian said.

Sebastian will be making stops in other Indiana cities. She will be returning to West Lafayette on Saturday for the Women Spirit Rising event.

This event will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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