“Your Dream is Our Dream”: From H.G. Mudgal to South Asians for Black Lives

Date: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 4PM PT/ 7PM ET
Location: Online Livestream via Zoom

The fate of the South Asian American community is inextricably linked with the struggle against anti-Black racism in the United States. Through stories from the archive, South Asian American Digital Archive Co-Founder and Executive Director, Samip Mallick, demonstrates the urgent need for solidarities between South Asians and Black Americans and the work that needs to be done within our community. Co-presented with the University of the Fraser Valley and UBC Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster, as well as the Poetic Justice Foundation and Equality Labs.

Samip Mallick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of SAADA, which for the last 12 years has worked to document, preserve, and share stories from the South Asian American community.  At a time when the role of immigration in American society is being questioned, SAADA’s work serves as a powerful response to the question of who belongs.

Further Reading:
My world is a different world: caste and Dalit eco-literacy traditions – Mukul Sharma
Bama’s Karukku: Dalit Autobiography ad Testimonio – Pramod Nayar
Stories of Dalit Diaspora: Migration, life Narratives and Caste in the US – Shweta Majumdar Adur and Anjana Narayan
Building bridges: Articulating Dalit and African American Women’s Solidarity – Shailaja Palik

Read the CBC Article on the event here; including an interview with Samip Mallick!