Message from the Director: The Missing Stories

Dear Livingston Library Community, Is the name Anandibai Joshee familiar to you?  I’ll confess, I had not heard it before.  Anandibai Joshee’s story is one of bravery and determination.  A young woman from a small city in western India, she traveled thousands of miles eventually arriving in Roselle, NJ.  In 1883 she became the first South Asian woman in the world with a degree in western medicine.  Yet despite trailblazing work, her inspirational story lives in relative anonymity. On Saturday, May 12th at 3 pm, join us for the final installment of our 2018 Livingston Listens series-The Missing Stories, presented and led by Samip Mallick, co-founder of the South Asian American Digital Archive.  South Asians have been a presence in the US for more than 130 years, but their stories are mostly unknown.  We will learn more about Dr. Joshee and engage in an interactive discussion about underrepresented populations, specifically examining South Asians. I am looking forward to this enlightening afternoon full of conversation about how sharing community stories can help create a more inclusive future. All the best, Amy