15 youth explore over 100 years of history. The first day of BASS 2013 kicks off with participants constructing a massive visual timeline of South Asian American history and activism.
Bay Area Solidarity Summer. Timeline of South Asian American radical history. Why don’t they teach us this stuff in school? #bass2013 #desipower
Timeline from Bay Area Solidarity Summer 2013.
Check out our promo video for Beats for Bangladesh, featuring some familiar brown faces - like Parvesh Cheena and DJ Rekha! 26 tracks, over 30 amazing South Asian artists for a $15 donation - and the confidence that you know your $$$ is going directly to the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. Do something today. www.BeatsForBangladesh.org
Download at www.beatsforbangladesh.org for only $15!!!
Mishthi Music presents Beats for Bangladesh: A Benefit Album in Solidarity with the Garment Workers of Rana Plaza. Album includes an eclectic 26 tracks for a donation of $15 (or more). Donations will go directly to the Bangladeshi Center for Workers Rights, the group on the ground helping the orphans and families of the victims of the Rana Plaza collapse that claimed 1,129 lives and injured over 2,500 people, mostly women.
Download Now! BeatsForBangladesh.bandcamp.com
On Sunday Join us in solidarity for the 1000 plus deaths of Bangladeshi Garment Workers event to raise awareness of the tragedies in Bangladesh, a factory collapse on April 24, taking the lives of over 1,100 workers, and the factory fire of November, killing over 200 people - we are raising awareness and funds for the victims. Come hear from LA organizers about the garment industry and sweatshops locally. Workers deserve higher wages, better benefits, and safe work conditions. We will also have a live performance by hip hop artist Chee Malabar.
Be sure to follow #BeatsForBangladesh and www.beatsforbangladesh.org for more information on the forthcoming benefit album with South Asian American musicians and executive produced by Brooklyn Shanti.
If in NYC on June 7, 2013, please check out this event that will help the workers of the Rana Plaza building collapse. 1,129 people died on April 24, 2013, due to a garment factory collapse in a building that was over crowded with people and equipment.
Image inspired by something my comadre Yosimar Reyes said in Chicago about the way our migrant labor is deemed low-skilled. It takes a lot of skills to work in the fields. To serve entitled people their food. To make your clothes. To take yo’ shit. And all the while trying to keep our sanity. That’s some skills.
DesiQ Conference this July 4-6 in San Francsico. Image circa 2013.
Cover of India Forum from April 1977. Via South Asian American Digital Archives.
APPLY TODAY: BASS applications received by Mar 31 get top priority
Discover a world of Desi / South Asian history, culture, music, and activism that your parents never told you about.
BASS is summer leadership camp for the next generation of Desi / South Asian changemakers, artists, and activists, ages 15-21. Spend July 25-29, 2013 at a historic hotel in Berkeley, California, learning about Desi social justice movements, political art, race, gender, class, and more.
Get details and apply at: www.SolidaritySummer.org