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From End Caste Apartheid to Smash Brahminical Patriarchy: The Art of Equality Labs at the Asian Arts Initiative


Feb 25, 2019 to Apr 12, 2019
10:00 AM until 06:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every weekday.


From End Caste Apartheid to Smash Brahminical Patriarchy: The Art of Equality Labs

February 25 – April 12, 2019

Curated by Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Featuring: Khushboo Gulati | Maari Zwick-Maitreyi | Freedom Rios | Shrummi | Thenmozhi Soundararajan


This exhibition brings together the political art of the South Asian Bahujan American collective, Equality Labs. Equality Labs was formed in 2015 as the first South Asian American arts, organizing, and technology collective led exclusively by Dalit Bahujan Americans. Their work is dedicated to ending caste apartheid, gender based violence, islamophobia, and religious intolerance. This exhibition will explore their pathmaking work to break critical conversations around these issues that has remade our understandings of both South Asian and Asian American immigrant identity.


Related Events:

Opening Reception + Panel Discussion: First Friday, March 1, 6-8pm

Unlearning Caste Supremacy: Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Leeway Foundation


Group tours of the exhibition are offered for a suggested donation of $50. Contact for more information.


*Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations.





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1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA

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