South Asian Voices
South Asian Voices is an offering by SEWA-AIFW that raises questions against the oppressive practices of blind patriarchy and challenges outdated gender norms that perpetuate domestic violence in our community.
Through podcasts, we bring to you individuals and experts, working tirelessly to break the cycle of abuse and create a world where women stand on an equal footing. Not limited to domestic violence, also included will be individuals from the South Asian community who are making a difference in the lives of others, be it through social work, teaching, art, mental health initiatives.
Dr. Bala Chaudhary is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Studies at DePaul University. She is a trained ecologist, conducting her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and her MS and Ph.D. at Northern Arizona University. Research in her lab examines plant-soil-microbial ecology to address landscape-scale questions in natural and managed ecosystems from deserts to rain forests to cities. In 2019, Dr. Chaudhary was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study microbial dispersal as well as ways to promote racial equity in the environmental sciences. She received the Early Career Motivator Award by the Association for Women in Science Chicago and the Woman of Spirit and Action Award for her work on promoting antiracism in STEM. You can read the article here: Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab