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Kartar Dhillon (1915-2008), writer and political activist
Born to Sikh farmers in Simi Valley, California, her father was one of the first Punjabi immigrants to the US and was "at the forefront" of lumber industry strikes, organizing with Indian and white workers. Her family became founding members of the Ghadar Party, a non-sectarian, revolutionary movement for the liberation of India from the British, based in San Francisco and organized by Punjabi immigrant workers. One of the first female members of the party, Dhillon would remain an activist for human rights and social change her whole life, supporting the Black Panthers, participating in labor and working class organizing, and mentoring young artists and activists.
Read more:
SikhNet Interview with Kartar Dhillon Autobiographical sketch, "The Parrot’s Beak: A Sikh American Passage"Inspired by the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour

Kartar Dhillon (1915-2008), writer and political activist

Born to Sikh farmers in Simi Valley, California, her father was one of the first Punjabi immigrants to the US and was "at the forefront" of lumber industry strikes, organizing with Indian and white workers. Her family became founding members of the Ghadar Party, a non-sectarian, revolutionary movement for the liberation of India from the British, based in San Francisco and organized by Punjabi immigrant workers. One of the first female members of the party, Dhillon would remain an activist for human rights and social change her whole life, supporting the Black Panthers, participating in labor and working class organizing, and mentoring young artists and activists.

Read more:

SikhNet Interview with Kartar Dhillon
Autobiographical sketch, "The Parrot’s Beak: A Sikh American Passage"
Inspired by the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour

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