Arun Venugopal on the Kansas shooting

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • WNYC, 160 Varick Street

Join WNYC's Arun Venugopal and Mythili Rao of The New Yorker Radio Hour for a discussion on the issues arising out of the first hate-crime killing of the Trump era, the shooting death of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas. 

Venugopal traveled to Kansas and Washington D.C., speaking to members of the community, activists and scholars. His resulting documentary serves as the opening episode of WNYC's podcast "The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars," and traces the history of Indians in America from the early 1900s to the present. The documentary airs on May 9 and explores the idea of the model minority as a 'wedge issue' used to divide communities of color and the ways in which Bollywood and other media have represented Asian-American success.

It is among the most extensive analyses of desi history to have aired on public radio and comes at an important moment in the community's history. 

Come armed with questions and gain perspective on how the community is mobilizing on these issues.

When: May 11, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The 8th Floor cafe at WNYC, 160 Varick Street (take the 1 train to Houston or the C/E train to Spring St)

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