Bio: Theeba Soundararajan
Theeba Soundararajan is a 25-year-old Tamil Dalit web and graphic designer,
translator, and activist. Her works include working with youth and adults
in San Francisco, California, and Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on the basics of web
and graphic design, producing messages to stop the war in Afghanistan, and
producing pieces urging for equal land reform in Brazil.
Theeba currently works with
an organization that uses video to
document human rights violations. Through WITNESS,
Theeba has helped to
develop curriculum around video organizing,
which encompasses documenting
human rights violations under violent situations (war, riots, police
brutality), using video as evidence before courts, and using video as a tool
for community organizing.
She has worked with partner organizations in the United States, Brazil, and
Before WITNESS, Theeba co-founded
Third World Majority,
a new media resource
center which challenges the notion that a media organization
cannot also do
grassroots political organizing. Our programs explore the nature of
politicized new media production which include:
digital video, the web,
graphic design, sound engineering, and animation.
Through our efforts and
collaborations with other organizations, we support organizing in real,
representational, and virtual worlds. She will soon develop curriculum,
around web activism.
You can send email to Theeba Soundararajan at
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