The Art of Equality Labs

A set of 3 posters on a white wall. The center poster depicts a red bloodstain in the shape of India over a black background. Along the top, the text says "ATROCITY NATION" and along the bottom the text says "#END CASTE APARTHEID NOW". On the left and right are posters depicting people at a protest wearing white and covered in fake blood. - Equality Labs - Atrocity Nation - Protest art demonstration


From End Caste Apartheid to Smash Brahminical Patriarchy:
The Art of Equality Labs

ARTISTS: Khushboo Gulati | Freedom Rios | Shrummi | Thenmozhi Soundararajan

February 25 – April 12, 2019 | Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm


This exhibition brings together the political art of the South Asian Bahujan American collective, Equality Labs. Equality Labs was formed in 2015 as the first South Asian American arts, organizing, and technology collective led exclusively by Dalit Bahujan Americans. Their work is dedicated to ending caste apartheid, gender based violence, islamophobia, and religious intolerance. This exhibition will explore their pathmaking work to break critical conversations around these issues that has remade our understandings of both South Asian and Asian American immigrant identity. Please join us for the accompanying public programming to delve deeper into these issues with the leaders who launched this organization.


Related Events

Opening Reception + Panel Discussion: First Friday, March 1, 6-8pm
Unlearning Caste Supremacy: Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations. If contacted in advance, we will make every attempt to fulfill requests for reasonable accommodations such as vision/hearing auxiliary aids and cognitive disability guides. Please note: Due to most events being attended by the general public, we cannot guarantee accommodations for those with fragrance sensitivities. AAI is a family-friendly multi-generational space.

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