Lakshmi Sarah

Educator & Writer

Reports of Forced Religious Conversions Grab Headlines in India

Following the landslide victory of Narendra Modi and his BJP party during the last elections in India, reports of forced religious conversions seem to be on the rise, and international media is taking notice. … Continue reading

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Student Union Supports Divestment from Israel

This article originally appeared in The Berkeley Graduate. Students in the University of California Workers Union voted last week to take a political stance and join a national campaign called … Continue reading

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What does it take to feed the globe? Events through the Berkeley Food Institute and San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club highlight food and climate

This post was originally published in The Berkeley Graduate. How will the world feed a planet of seven billion people during drought, disaster, and rising temperatures? The climate change’s effects … Continue reading

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Maine artists’ collective, stopping in Oakland, urges ‘No’ vote on Prop 1

Article by Ethan Bien, photos by Lakshmi Sarah. This post originally appeared in Oakland North. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the Beehive Collective’s posters are whole books. … Continue reading

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Aamer Rahman and the ‘Reverse Racism’ Joke Heard ‘Round the World

This post originally appeared in KQED Arts. By Lakshmi Sarah EVENT INFORMATION Aamer Rahman Sharp, funny observations on politics and race. APR. 13, 2015 The New Parish Details and tickets … Continue reading

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Meet the Kalette, the newest hybrid vegetable in town

Kale is annoying. Not only as a cultural concept, but preparing it can be tedious: Washing it, cutting out the stems, cooking it with enough spices — but not too … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black Love and Reclaiming a Place in History

This post originally appeared in KQED Arts. It’s February, and all across the U.S., events celebrate Black History Month to honor African-American contributions to society. In Oakland, the country’s most … Continue reading

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Hidden honey: A standard for what’s in the jar may be on the way

Jars of honey line the walls of the Bee Healthy Honey Shop, in Oakland, California. The shelves are shaped like honeycombs and the sweet scent of nectar is overwhelming. Honey … Continue reading

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Bill Maher: UC Berkeley Invites Yet Another White Man as Graduation Keynote

This article originally appeared in The Berkeley Graduate. Despite protests from students, talk show host Bill Maher is slated to speak at UC Berkeley’s December graduation. A student group involved … Continue reading

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Debunking the Model Minority Myth with Humor: The Rise of the South Asian Comedian

This article originally appeared in Aerogram. One of Hari Kondabolu’s jokes begins with his observations while sitting on a bus in New York City. He describes a woman who is … Continue reading

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Pop-up African home, in an Oakland park, marks Ethiopian and Eritrean New Year

Using the stories and voices of Ethiopian and Eritrean taxi drivers as inspiration, ten Bay Area artists have created a special pop-up art installation called “Home Away from Home” on … Continue reading

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India: Mapping Street Harassment and Promoting Safe Cities

This article originally appeared in Global Voices Posted 13 May 2014 7:34 GMT It may be a challenge to find an Indian girl who has managed to avoid being harassed … Continue reading

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Stealth Chevron consultants administer Richmond news website

Written by Jimmy Tobias with additional reporting by Lakshmi Sarah – this post originally appeared on Richmond Confidential. In February, a slick new website showed up on Richmond’s media scene. Dubbed … Continue reading

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