Our Team

Read more about our powerful team who are working across India and in the diaspora   to help bring powerful stories, design, and digital security to all of our communities. 

 

Maari Zwick-Maitreyi

RESEARCH DIRECTOR

MAARI ZWICK-MAITREYI is a South Asian Dalit diasporic activist, scientist, and community technology organizers. She believes in the power of  oppressed peoples to tell their story with autonomy. As a scientist, her deeply held beliefs speak to the potential for science to transform and build community resistance against the ruling classes. She works to create participatory knowledge projects in Equality Labs that center community knowledge production to counter white and Savarna supremacist modes of learning and knowledge building. 

 

 

 

 

 

Janaki Raj

DEVELOPER AND RESEARCHER

JANAKI RAJ is a Dalit American technologist who was one of the first Python programmers in the Dalit Community. Her interests are in creating liberatory technology hubs for all communities.

She is currently part of LOL Space a POC centered hacker space in the Fruitvale.  She is interested in creating apps, hardware, and other projects that center women, gender non conforming, and trans folks. 

 

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Dalit Diva

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DALIT DIVA is a transmedia storyteller, technologist, and journalist who believes story is the most important unit of social  change. Her work has been recognized by the Producers Guild of America Diversity Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Annenberg innovation Center, Slamdance, MIT Center for New Media Studies, The Sorbonne, Source Magazine, Utne Reader, The National Center for the Humanities, The National Science Foundation, The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Follow her work at her blog www.dalitnation.com or on twitter @dalitdiva.

 

 

 

 

DM HOMEEE

DEVELOPER AND RESEARCHER

DM HOMEEE IS a developer and security researcher who is deeply committed to the end of state violence, police brutality and caste apartheid.

They are  currently part of LOL Space a POC centered hacker space in the Fruitvale. They are interested in creating apps, hardware, and other projects that center women, gender non conforming, and trans folks. 

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AsandheEmitra

EDUCATION AND TRAININGS DIRECTOR

ASANDHEEMITRA a Dalit Human Rights activists, Digital Security trainer, and a student organizer from India. 
Coming from a South Indian Buddhist family she resolved to work for the Dalit Bahujan liberation early on in her life.  She has been involved with various Buddhist and Human Rights organizations on a voluntary basis since 2005 and trained many Dalits Bahujans, women, youth and children across India. She believes that social media is a powerful weapon for Dalit Bahujans and Adivasis in order to organize the community and to share with the rest of the world their stories of oppression and resistance.

 

 

 

 

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THARA ADHI

DEVELOPER AND RESEARCHER

THARA is a community organizer and developer concerned about making sure South Asian Gender Non Conforming and Trans organizers are getting the support they need to fight for their rights all around the world.

A developer and reseracher THARA works to help ground all of Equality Labs training programs with research and app development.