Lakshmi Sarah

Educator & Writer

India’s Heat Wave Is Now the 5th Deadliest in the World

This post originally appeared in Global Voices. Heat is a constant phenomenon across much of India during summertime, but the country’s most recent heat wave has killed over 2,300 people … Continue reading

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You wouldn’t think we’d have to publish a non-white reading list.

For AJ+ on Medium #AJPlusReads: Our “Don’t call it an ’alternative’” alternative book list We weren’t impressed with The New York Times summer reading list. Not only were all the … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s racist about dots and feathers?

For AJ+ on Medium “Dot or feather?” is a racist idiom sometimes heard in conversation in the U.S., when asking or joking about whether someone is of South Asian or … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thoughts from Nepal: Trying to remember what normal feels like

Compiled for AJ+ on Medium   A collapsed house is pictured after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu May 10, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar “It just feels like Nepal has been … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Timeline of Multiracial America

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May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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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Stand Up Sit Down Comedy

La Pena Cultural Center April 25 @ 7:00 pm SHARE In their fourth edition of the live comedy show “Stand Up Sit Down,” the incredibly funny Karinda Dobbins and Dhaya … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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