This edition, we feature a critical conversation on Dalit women’s rights in India, in the context of an upcoming report back with Asha Kowtal and Thenmozhi, at UC Berkeley, by members of the All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (All India Dalit Women’s Rights Forum) about their recent month long Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra (Dalit Women’s March for Self Determination). #dalitwomenfight
Later in the show, find out why the ongoing Yoga Exhibit at the Asian Art Museum is a must-see for not just yoga aficionados, but for anyone who is curious about the history of yoga. We talk to the co-curator Qamar Adamjee about this fabulous exhibit that is on till May 25th.
We’ll start out with Asha Kowtal—an Indian organizer that is raising the voice of Dalit women across India and around the world. Dalit, meaning broken people, are on the bottom of India’s caste system and face brutal discrimination. Asha Kowtal will be speaking at UC Berkeley on April 19.
Then, we’ll be in conversation with Shailja Patel, poet, playwright and author of Migritude, a book, which weaves together family history, colonization and love. Migritude is the portrait of a woman in the boot print of Empire. Shailja Patel will be performing at Kaya Press’ 20th anniversary party at City Lights in San Francisco on April 17th.
We’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj at Yoshis Oakland. We have all this and more, catch us in the sound waves.