Activism in India (Feminist Nirbhaya Movement)
ID # 5606
In this virtual presentation, Navigator Sneha teaches a middle school class about activism in India. She specifically speaks about the Nirbhaya movement, and Indian feminist revolution. This video contains sensitive topics and is best suited for secondary and college level students. Please preview this video before showing it to your students. This video is part of an hour long presentation about activism in India and Nicaragua.
Sneha Kumar ’18
I’m a senior at UNC studying English with a minor in French. Though I grew up in the U.S., I was actually born in India in a city called Madras, in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India. The language of Tamil Nadu is Tamil, which is my mother tongue. However, soon after I was born, my family moved to another city in India called Jamshedpur, in the northern Indian state of Jharkhand. Because we lived in north India as well, my family speaks both Hindi and Tamil at home, so English was actually my third language. We moved to the United States when I was 2 years old, and we have lived in North Carolina since I was 4. However, we still go back to visit India every few years, as most of our family still lives there. My sister and I grew up in an Indian American household, which definitely changed how I viewed my childhood here, as well as made me more aware of other cultures and countries around the world.