Lakshmi Sarah

Producer, Educator & Writer

Category Archives: KQED

Oakland Tattoo Artist Starts a Movement to Ink Pansies in Support of Trans Rights

For KQED News. The pansy is a delicate flower — but it’s more than just a flower, it’s also a symbol of trans solidarity. Oakland-based tattoo artist Cedre Csillagi started … Continue reading

December 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

‘We Are Here and Present’: New Native American Mural in Golden Gate Park, Despite Recent Vandalism, Continues Efforts to Uplift Bay Area Native History

KQED News. A turquoise, black and red street mural covering a section of the JFK Promenade with the words “We Are on Native Land” was vandalized on Thursday night. Passersby … Continue reading

October 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Four Ways to Take Action in Solidarity With the People of Iran

For KQED News. It’s been nearly a month since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of Iranian morality police, sparking protests around the world — including here in the Bay … Continue reading

October 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

‘Promised Land’: A Historically Black California Town Honors Its Proud, Painful Past — and Fights for Its Future

For The California Report The town of Allensworth, located 30 minutes off Interstate 5 near Bakersfield, was a thriving Black community in the early 20th century. Its founders — a … Continue reading

September 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Community Divided Over Fate of Berkeley’s People’s Park

For KQED News. People’s Park is one of the most famous sites of the student movement of the 1960s — battled into existence, it has been held together by activists. … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

‘We’re Ringing the Alarm’: Efforts Rise to Ensure Monkeypox Spread Is Taken Seriously

As of July 15, there were at least 86 confirmed cases of monkeypox in San Francisco. The virus spreads through close physical contact, and rates of infection right now are highest … Continue reading

July 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Unpacking Reparations Eligibility in California

For KQED News. Reparations in California is a series of KQED stories exploring the road to racial equity in the state. Updated 1:55 p.m. Wednesday At a contentious meeting Tuesday, California’s … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

‘It Means to Repair’: What You Should Know About Reparations for Black Californians

Updated Thursday, May 12 For KQED News. Reparations in California is a series of KQED stories exploring the road to racial equity in the state. Skip straight to: I was born … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Photos: Year of the Tiger Sees Community Come Together for Joyous Chinese New Year Parade

From KQED News. For the first time in two years, the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade saw acrobats and small children alike leaping across the city as they celebrated … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

From Credit Scores to Job Applications: California’s Reparations Task Force Looks to Algorithms

For KQED News. The tech industry is intricately linked to California’s identity and economy, bringing in an estimated $520 billion per year according to the Computing Technology Industry Association, a nonprofit trade … Continue reading

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

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