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Oral History Interview with Leah Lakshami (c.2015)

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DP015 - Leah (Final Transcript).pdf
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Title

Oral History Interview with Leah Lakshami (c.2015)

Subject

oral history, artists, South Asian, Desh Pardesh, United States, activism

Description

Leah Lakshimi, in this oral history, recounts her experience coming to the arts scene in Toronto, where she felt included and respected as a South Asian artist. This was distinct from her experience in the United States and other areas of Canada, were she felt alienated. She discusses her experience with organizing activist groups with other people of colour, and their simultaneous exclusion from white activist spaces. She also talks about the international influence of Desh Pardesh, that brought South Asian culture to the world’s attention, and began the system of cultural appropriation which continues today.

Creator

South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Anna Malla
LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (Elspeth Brown, PI)

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Format

PDF, WAV

Language

English

Type

Sound, Text

Coverage

Toronto, 1990's

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Citation

South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), “Oral History Interview with Leah Lakshami (c.2015),” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed April 24, 2019, http://digitalcollections.clga.ca/items/show/815.

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