In this slideshow, you will see:
Combahee River Collective (CRC) march in Boston at memorial for murdered women of color. Hanif was deeply inspired by the CRC work.
BAPP and others celebrating Shahana.
Bangladeshi Feminist Collective gathering in the park.
Mahendran Thiruvarangan Oral History Interview
At the time of this interview, Mahendran Thiruvarangan ('Thiru') is a senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna Department of Linguistics and English, and is a scholar who focuses on postcolonial literatures, the relationships between land and literature, radical democracy, and nationalism and co-existence. He received his PhD in English in 2019 from the City University of New York.
Sumangala ('Sumi') Kailasapathy Oral History Interview
Sumangala ('Sumi') Kailasapathy is a public accountant and former City Council Member representing District 1 of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sumi has a history of political activism that dates back to her upbringing in Jaffna.
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.
Interview with Shefali Razdan Duggal
Interview with Shefali Razdan Duggal, the current US Ambassador to the Netherlands, about her experience following politics as a child. She explains that the first political campaign she followed was the 1980 Carter/Nixon election, and that her father insisted on watching the evening news every night and often discussed his conception of the United States as the ultimate meritocracy.
"Elect Judge Saund Congressman" Bumper Sticker
"Elect Judge Saund Congressman" bumper sticker, likely from the 1956 election in which then-Judge Dalip Singh Saund was elected as a US Representative in California, making him the first Indian, first Sikh, and first Asian American elected to Congress.