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New York Times Coverage of City Council Member Sumi Kailasapathy

New York Times Coverage of City Council Member Sumi Kailasapathy: "Taking a Knee at Ann Arbor City Council, Far From N.F.L. Spotlight"

New York Times profile of Ann Arbor City Council Members, including Sumi Kailasapathy, taking a knee during National Anthem in support of NFL protests against police brutality. Sumi Kailasapathy represented the 1st Ward on the City Council of Ann Arbor. The story behind her decision to run, her tenure in City Council, and how her politics were inspired by her time enduring armed violence in Jaffna, Sri Lanka were detailed in her interview for the Archival Creators Fellowship project on Ilankai Tamil Feminism.

The article highlights the backlash that Kailasapathy received, with threats coming from around the country. The article also highlights Kailasapathy's views of patriotism, and why representing people's voices is vital to any proper definition of patriotism.

Date: October 19, 2017
Subject(s): Sumangala ('Sumi') Kailasapathy
Type: Newspaper Clipping
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Kartik Amarnath
Contributor: Sumangala ('Sumi') Kailasapathy

Collection: Kartik Amarnath Fellowship project
Donor: Sumangala ('Sumi') Kailasapathy
Item History: 2022-07-08 (created); 2022-07-12 (modified)

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