Fifty years after the formation of nuclear-enabled states of India and Pakistan, with New York City’s South Asian community reaching a political and artistic critical mass responding to the growing needs of a diverse, vibrant, marginalized community, several art and community organizations were born. Join us for a discussion and reflection on the last ten years of South Asian art and activism with founding members of various organization that were a part of this movement.
DJ Rekha (panel curator)
Cultural Producer, president of Sangament and A/P/A Institute Artist in Resident 2006-07
Deepti Hajela (moderator)
The Associated Press report, president and founding member of the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)
Director of The Asian American Center at Queens College
Founder of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) and former NYC Immigrant Affairs Commissioner
Filmmaker and photographer; director of the documentary “BANGLA EAST SIDE.”
Actor, director, producer, writer and artistic director of SALAAM Theatre.
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Social and Cultural Analysis