SAALT E.D. Deepa Iyer on “Uprisings” Radio Show about South Asia

Lis­ten to this episode of Paci­fi­ca Radio show “Upris­ings” cen­tered around South Asia fea­tur­ing SAALT Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Deepa Iyer, along with fel­low guests, Tayyab Mah­mud and Vijay Prashad. They dis­cuss top­ics from the mod­el minor­i­ty myth to post‑9/11 bias and dis­crim­i­na­tion to the polit­i­cal iden­ti­ties of South Asians in Amer­i­ca.

Lis­ten to the whole episode at: http://www.archive.org/download/DailyDigest020409/2009_02_04_uprising.MP3

South Asians in the 2008 elections

How have South Asians been get­ting involved in the 2008 elec­tions? How have the ways that South Asians been involved in the civic and polit­i­cal process changed or evolved? What kind of vot­er turnout can we expect from the South Asian com­mu­ni­ty on Elec­tion Day? What’s at stake for South Asians in this elec­tion?



Hear the answers to these ques­tions and more in “South Asians in the 2008 elec­tions,” SAALT’s pre-elec­tion webi­nar. We were joined by Vijay Prashad (Trin­i­ty Col­lege Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies and the author of Kar­ma of Brown Folk among oth­er works), Karthick Ramakr­ish­nan (one of the main col­lab­o­ra­tors in the Nation­al Asian Amer­i­can Sur­vey), Seema Agnani (Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Chhaya CDC, a com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment non­prof­it based in Queens, New York), Ali Naj­mi (Co-founder of Desis Vote in New York) and Aparna Shar­ma and Tina Bha­ga Yoko­ta (Mem­bers of South Asian Pro­gres­sive Action Col­lec­tive in Chica­go). The full video of the webi­nar is here<http://www.saalt.org/categories/South-Asians-in-the-2008-Elections-Online-Webinar-/>. Stay tuned for SAALT’s post-elec­tion webi­nar, dur­ing which guests will dis­sect the elec­tion results, report the find­ings of mul­ti­lin­gual exit polling and look for­ward to the tran­si­tion to the new Admin­stra­tion and Con­gress.