Pradeepa Oral History Interview
Pradeepa is a Sri Lankan Tamil artist and multimedia creator, as well as a social activist, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota and based in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the time of this interview. She left Sri Lanka as a young child and grew up as an asylum seeker at constant risk of deportation in the United States.
Meenadchi Oral History Interview
Meenadchi is an Ilankai Tamil American facilitator and practitioner of non-violent communication. Meenadchi's interview is important to this project by discussing how collective healing might be facilitated for the Tamil community, where many community members have inflicted, and simultaneously were victims of, armed violence of fellow Tamils.
Maya McCoy Oral History Interview
Maya McCoy (she/her) leads organizing efforts with the Ilankai Tamil Feminist collective known as Maynmai. At the time of this interview, she is also a second year medical student, having made the transition into medicine soon after spending time in Sri Lanka on a fellowship.
Roshni Rustomji-Kerns Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA's ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee discussed her early childhood and family life in Karachi and Mumbai before and after the Partition of India and Pakistan. She described the differences and similarities of being brought up as a Parsi woman in India and Pakistan.
Bella and Anibel Comelo Oral History Interview
Bella Comelo and her daughter, Anibel Comelo-Ferris, are both of Goan Christian origin and both have a long history of labor organizing here in the US, Bella through her job with the school district and Anibel through her work as a university professor who also served as a union organizer.
Email for Training with Lavi Soloway
Email correspondence from Ragini Shah of the South Asian Action and Advocacy Collective, offering training for SAAAC members on applying for asylum based on sexual orientation (provided by Lavi Soloway of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force).
Khush Khush Hota Hai (Vol. 1, No. 8)
Issue #8 from the first volume of Khush Khush Hota Hai, the newsletter of KhushDC (a Washington, D.C.-based support group for LGBTQ+ South Asian Americans).
Immigration Workshop Flyer
Flyer for an immigration workshop held by the South Asian Action and Advocacy Collective at the Queens Borough Public Library in New York, intended to educate attendees about changes to green card and visa regulations.
Illegal Housing Practices Seminar Flyer
Flyer for a seminar on illegal housing practices featuring Ragini Shah from the South Asian Action and Advocacy Collective. The event was held at the Queens Borough Public Library in New York and was intended to educate attendees about tenant rights and resources.