NOOL - THREADS: Audio Tapestries from the South Asian Diaspora
Host: Preeti Shekar
NOOL - THREADS weaves stories of migration and home, todays political battles and ancient myths into an audio tapestry for our times. Podcasting on Radio Reimagine and broadcasting on KPFA's Apex Express NOOL focuses on issues impacting South Asian communities in the Bay Area and beyond.
NOOL means both threads and text in the classical Indian language Tamil.
Preeti Shekar interviews Zakia Afrin from Maitri and Bindu Oommem Fernandes from Narika
Preeti Mangala Shekar talks to two women who run local domestic violence groups that serve the South Asian community in the San Francisco Bay area: Zakia Afrin who manages the Helpline, Peer Counseling, Immigration Assistance and Legal Advocacy programs at Maitri in San Jose. and Bindu Oommen Fernandes from Narika which offers counseling, safety planning legal and shelter referrals and support groups via phone during the COVID crisis. This segment originally aired on Women's Magazine on KPFA 94.1 FM and is introduced by Lisa Dettmer.