sumi is a writer, organizer, and healer. She is a Campaigner at 18 Million Rising, a national Asian American digital-first media and organizing project. sumi practices herbalism, dog whispering, and is deeply curious about what the healing possibilities are for Asian America. She was born, raised, and lives in Durham, where she fights for #CareOverCages with Southerners on New Ground and melts ICE with her community.
Presentations from Facing Race 2020
What are the profoundly resilient, magical even, practices of your Asian American lineage? This session explores the resilience practices cultivated across Asian America -- from the homeland herbs that heal us, to the money sharing circles which help pay our bills -- and how the wisdom of these practices can inform the next decade of Asian American organizing. With guided exercises, we will generate a collective pot of distinctly Asian American resiliency practices which encompass our specific and nuanced hxstories and transform them into an organizing strategy. Participants will leave having designed a resilience-based strategy or tactic which increases self-governance and transformative justice in our communities.Speakers: sumi dutta