Photos from May 11th’s 2013 Los Angeles vigil in Solidarity with the Bangladeshi Garment Workers. It is reported that the death toll is over 1,000 - the largest garment industry tragedy to date. Event was co-sponsored by South Asians for Justice - Los Angeles.
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Happy Valentines Day! This is the second year I’ve put a collection out for #MuslimVDayCard, inspired by all the fabulous snarky tweets at #MuslimVDayCard. It’s political desi art, if you squint your left eye just a little and breathe out your nose in short spurts.
“The couple started researching the history of South Asian activism in the United States and were surprised to find so many people and movements in Berkeley. They unearthed the story of 16 Indian students at UC Berkeley in 1908, protesting a lecturer defending British imperialism. They learned about Kartar Singh Sarabha, who moved to Berkeley as a 15-year-old in 1912 and was sentenced to death by a British judge three years later for his work in helping plan an uprising against the British with the Ghadar Party. The result is a tour that pays almost equal attention to stories of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Indian stories of resistance from the early 1900s to the present.”
One word: Yes.
If any of you guys are in the NorCal area, you should definitely take a look at this tour. It was a seriously powerful experience that shows the rich legacy of South Asians in America.