On this fourth edition of Subtle Desi Traits, host Ankita Bharadwaj examines religious and racial supremacy in India and in the USA, as November 2021 marks the 37th anniversary of Sikh genocide in India *and* Native American Heritage Month.
Ankita and their guests talk about one of the most deplorable historical events of free India and how American education system is failing its Native American folks and their rich history on this land.
The guests for the show are Jaspreet Kaur, a New York-based attorney and human rights activist; as well as Anastasia Adams, an Arctic Indigenous educator currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin.
About the guests:
Jaspreet Kaur is an attorney in New York, and a human rights activist. Born and raised in India, she finished her Law Degree from New Delhi and then pursued her Masters from Boston University. She has worked with Greater Boston Legal Services, United Sikhs, and Voices for Freedom. Currently she is working with Gell & Gell as an Associate Attorney and represents members of under-privileged communities and people facing persecution in their countries.
Anastasia Adams is an Arctic Indigenous educator currently residing in Madison. Anastasia received her first bachelors degree in Vocal Music Education at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. She is heavily involved in the Madison music scene having been a member of multiple bands, the Madison Symphony Chorus, and performing Indigenous throat singing. In addition to her musical involvement, Anastasia is studying to receive her masters in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science through Madison Area Technical College and soon the UW education system. Anastasia will continue inspiring students to thrive in their musical passions by teaching private piano and voice in the Madison area. She hopes to continue to shed light on the inequities amongst diverse groups of peoples that are experienced within the education system and work force in an initiative to ignite change within the community.