South Asians have been living in Northern California since at least 1857, but our histories are still little known. Join community historians Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh as you discover a century of radical South Asian American history in the streets of Berkeley over the course of a 2-mile walk. You'll visit original sites, hear stories, and come away inspired by histories of resistance and organizing, with a special focus on youth activism.
This is the perfect tour for Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and other South Asians; Cal students and Berkeley residents; and anyone with an interest in local, ethnic, or political histories. The tour ends at Civic Center Park, next to Downtown Berkeley BART. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle (in case you get thirsty).
Previous participants said:
- "fantastic, interactive, inspiring, and provocative"
- "I really felt a sense of belonging from this tour. Also liked that it was not Indo-centric."
- "I found it really moving…there are roots within our community that connect to our current activism"
Learn more at www.BerkeleySouthAsian.org