DiscoverFirst Voices Radio1/6/21 - Adele Vrana and Anasuya Sengupta
1/6/21 - Adele Vrana and Anasuya Sengupta

1/6/21 - Adele Vrana and Anasuya Sengupta

Update: 2021-01-07


In this episode of “First Voices Radio,” Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes back Adele Vrana and Anasuya Sengupta, Co-Directors and Co-Founders of Whose Knowledge? for the second in a series of ongoing conversations exploring “Collective Consciousness Perspectives.”

Adele Vrana has led business development and partnerships initiatives to help build a more plural and diverse communities in her native country of Brazil and globally. She is the former Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation and a 2015 Erasmus Prize laureate on behalf of her work to expand access to Wikipedia in the Global South. Adele holds a B.A. in International Relations and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Sao Paulo. When not re-imagining what the internet of the future would look like and advocating for that online, Adele spends most of her time raising two feminist boys, reading black feminists from the Global South, and spending time with her friends from close and afar.

Anasuya Sengupta has led initiatives in India and the USA, across the global South, and internationally for more than 20 years, to amplify marginalized voices in virtual and physical worlds. Anasuya is the former Chief Grant-making Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, former Regional Program Director at the Global Fund for Women, and a 2017 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. Anasuya received a 2018 Internet and Society award from the Oxford Internet Institute, and is on the Scholars’ Council for UCLA’s Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. Anasuya holds a Masters of Philosophy in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She also has a B.A. in Economics (Honors) from Delhi University. When not rabble-rousing online, Anasuya makes and breaks pots and poems, takes long walks by the water and in the forest, and contorts herself into yoga poses.

Music Selections:

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)
Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters
CD: Tahi (1993)
Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)
(00:00:44 )

3. Song Title: Liminal Grace
Artist: Gabriel Meyer Halevy
CD: n/a
Label: 2021, Released as a single,, also on Spotify and Instagram
(00:50:42 )

3. Song Title: Praises
Artist: Bill Miller
CD: The Red Road (1993)
Label: Reprise Records
(00:55:45 )









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1/6/21 - Adele Vrana and Anasuya Sengupta

1/6/21 - Adele Vrana and Anasuya Sengupta