Stories To Tell Oral History Project: A South Asian Perspective on COVID-19

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Amarnath Deva interview
Amarnath Deva interview
Amarnath Deva, owner of Mayuri International Grocery Store, discusses small businesses, the economy, immigrant consumer culture and adapting to a changed notion of public space during the pandemic. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Batool Zaidi interview
Batool Zaidi interview
Batool Zaidi, Assistant Professor at Western (Sociology) and International faculty from Pakistan, discusses will talk about work visas, immigration and conducting research during a pandemic. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Gursewak Singh interview
Gursewak Singh interview
Gursewak Singh, student and Nursing Assistant at Mt. Baker Care Center, talks about being an essential worker in the long-term care unit at the Center. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Kajori Chaudhuri interview
Kajori Chaudhuri interview
Kajori Chaudhuri, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights, discusses identity, career and the challenges of strengthening community relations remotely. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Kamrun Nessa Mirza interview
Kamrun Nessa Mirza interview
Kamrun Nessa Mirza, an engineer, entrepreneur and community leader, discusses women, education, Islam and the Spreeha community kitchen. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Rose Kular interview
Rose Kular interview
Rose Kular is a Bellingham resident, student at Western Washington University and a Sikh-American. Interview topics include online learning and school-home balance during the pandemic, and Black Lives Matter. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Ruhel Islam interview
Ruhel Islam interview
Ruhel Islam, owner of Gandhi Mahal Restaurant in Minneapolis, discusses life in Bangladesh, creating community over food, Minneapolis protests and Black Lives Matter. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Samia Jannat interview
Samia Jannat interview
Samia Jannat, Seattle resident and Research Coordinator at University of Washington School of Medicine discusses death and dying during Covd-19. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).
Yug Dabadi interview
Yug Dabadi interview
Yug Dabadi, microbiologist at Washington School of Medicine and Seattle resident discusses transitioning from being a Bhutanese refugee to becoming a community leader. This interview was conducted by Dr. Dharitri Bhattacharjee and presented online initially via the Western C.A.R.E.S. program and website (with Athena Roth as session host).