BASS Alumni Event: Ghadar Day Celebration 2014

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first newsletter published by the Bay Area-based anti-colonial Ghadar Party, the Berkeley City Council proclaimed Saturday, November 1, 2014 as "Ghadar Day." To honor Berkeley's radical history, Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee, along with Ghadar researcher Simmy Makhijani, coordinated a Ghadar Day celebration that brought into conversation three generations of activists who continue the Ghadar tradition: Ayesha Gill, Sharat G. Lin and "Tinku" Ali Ishtiaq. BASS Alumni had the opportunity to meet with the activists and engage in a dynamic pre-event conversation about social justice and South Asian American history. Anirvan Chatterjee and Kalai Ramea captured the day in photos. 


The City of Berkeley's official Ghadar Day Resolution (photo by Anirvan Chatterjee)

 


Ghadar descendant Ayesha Gill speaks to BASS youth (photo by Anirvan Chatterjee)

 


BASS alumni with Ghadar Day organizer, Barnali Ghosh (photo by Anrivan Chatterjee)

 


BASS alumni talk about the future of radical activism with Gill, Lin and Ishtiaq (photo by Anirvan Chatterjee)

 


From R to L: Ishtiaq, Gill and Lin are introduced at the public panel by organizer Barnali Ghosh (photo by Kalai Ramea)

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