Putting the spotlight on migrant stories and issues concerning migration in their own voices
Migrants are one of our key target audience since inception. Issues of migration and building a positive narrative around rural-to-urban migration is important to us. Our programs on migration are focussed on building conversations that encourage communities to be supportive of each other, and accepting of each other’s cultural practices. Through our program series Saara Aasmaan Hamara (The Sky Is Ours Too) we feature first person narratives by people from our community telling their journey from their village to Gurgaon and their experiences along the way.
In 2016, in partnership with UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Division, Gurgaon Ki Awaaz started producing Saara Aasmaan Hamara as a series focusing on specific aspects of migration. In Season 1, we focused on positive narratives of migration. In Season 2, we focused on Music and Migration, in partnership with Archives and Resource Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), Gurugram, and in Season 3, we focused on the tradition of the Sacred Secular in various communities across India, again in partnership with ARCE-AIIS.
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Saara Aasmaan Hamara (The Sky Is Ours Too) is Gurgaon Ki Awaaz’s radio program series on migration. This new season comprising 16 episodes was supported by UNESCO-Delhi and explored various strands of migration, from freedom and adventure to culture and identity.
Here is an episode where we talk about how for many migrants coming to a big city is also about the freedom they experience moving away from their village.
March 25, 2020 | 70 words | , #migration