Voices of Resilience: Angellica Aribam on Racism and Power Dynamics in COVID-19

Voices of Resilience: A Conversation with Angellica Aribam

April 2020 – VVEngage Fellow Angellica Aribam has been working on issues of gender, race and democratization of politics for more than a decade. Angellica is the founder of Femme First Foundation, which aims to increase the participation of women in politics by supplementing their existing skillsets through trainings and giving them new knowledge and perspectives.

Angellica sits down with Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson to discuss how people in India are handling the lockdown and much more.

Angellica and Alyse talk about how the lockdown itself has hurt so many who are reverse-migrating, the racism that has come with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, how a lockdown disproportionately affects low-income individuals, and more. To close, Alyse asks Angellica the most appropriate way to step in to stop online racism when one sees it. To hear her answer, listen in!

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