Lakshmi Sarah

Producer, Educator & Writer

‘There’s a Lot That’s Not Working Within the System’: Afghan Evacuees Struggle with Housing and Immigration Hurdles

Skip to: How to help, and how to find help Over four months since the fall of Kabul, some Afghan evacuees are still working to find a sense of stability … Continue reading

December 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Participate in California’s Reparations Task Force Meetings

Originally appeared on KQED news. Skip to:  Where can I watch the reparations task force sessions? What should I do if I want to share my experience? How can I … Continue reading

December 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘We’re Kind of Running Out of Time’: Berkeley Joins Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

Originally published on KQED news. Over 100 people took to the streets of Berkeley on Saturday morning in solidarity with a global day of action for climate justice. Youth organizers … Continue reading

November 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

SF Resident Walks 40 Miles as an ‘Ode’ to LGBTQ+ Afghans and Refugees

Originally published in KQED news. Starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, Ziad Reslan began walking nearly 40 miles from San Francisco to Mountain View to raise money for … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Youth Environmental Activists Call Out Funders of ‘Climate Chaos’

Originally appeared in KQED news. Climate demonstrators gathered outside the San Francisco headquarters of investment management company BlackRock on Friday, as part of a global day of action demanding financial … Continue reading

October 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘40 Acres and a Tesla’? California Considers Reparations for Black Americans

California’s Reparations Task Force has a huge challenge before them: to study and recommend reparation proposals for Black Californians and descendants of enslaved people. The task force wrapped up a … Continue reading

October 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

California’s Reparations Task Force to Hear Testimony on Anti-Black Racism in Housing and Education Policy

Originally published in KQED news. Civil rights activist Reverend Dr. Amos C. Brown speaks during a rally at Lowell High School on Feb. 5, 2021. Brown is the vice-chair of … Continue reading

October 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Efforts Ongoing to Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day as a Federal Holiday

Originally published on KQED news. The Teokalli Aztec Dancers perform during the 3rd annual Indigenous Peoples Day commemoration at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco on Oct. 11, 2021. (Beth LaBerge/KQED) … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘Welcome to America’: Afghan Arrivals Greeted by the Bay Area – and Its High Cost of Living

A butcher helps customers at Maiwand Market in Fremont — a staple for many in the Afghan community — on Aug. 27, 2021. (Beth LaBerge/KQED) “Welcome to America!” That’s how Mohammad, … Continue reading

September 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Caldor Fire Nearly 50% Contained, As Crews Continue Battling ‘Troublesome’ Spots

Originally published in KQED news.

September 7, 2021 · Leave a comment


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