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How can history be used to challenge hate crimes? For the past 7 years, Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee have been exploring questions like this through their Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tours. This episode covers some of the tour’s highlights and discusses the unpredictable nature of turning public streets into a classroom. Listen now to hear about the first South Asian LGBTQ publication, an influential anti-colonial movement, housing discrimination battles, and what Barnali and Anirvan think about Asians now outnumbering white people in Alameda County.

Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh discussing The Ghadar Movement’s
connection to UC Berkeley. Photo: Erik Hopp

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The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour uses street theater, group discussion, and other techniques to bring stories to life. Photo: Liam O’Donoghue

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The walking tour begins with the story of Trikone, the first South Asian LGBTQ publication in the United States. Photo: Rucha Chitnis


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