What I found out was that the local people did so much to stand up against violence, even when their were threatened and so many of them killed. The lessons I have learn from the people - especially the women - of Lalgarh are what inspired me to look for everyday peace around me. I kept thinking: what if it happened here, in the society I live in? Would we be able, in our society, to stand united and resist violence?
Last Tuesday, after attending a Race Relations Week event, I was at the public garden with my children, still wearing traditional Indian clothes. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, just four days after the massacre in Christchurch. That day, I was approached several times by random people, all trying to to find nice words to … Continue reading Solidarity Beyond Victimhood