The SEEMA Virtual Happy Hour: South Asians and COVID-19

Join us for a very special happy hour to hear the stories of COVID-19 from South Asians and discover how we are coping as individuals and as a community. Hear from frontline workers, journalists, and entrepreneurs, who will share their own personal experiences. Then learn more about what our community is doing and planning to do to help frontline workers and businesses. Friday, May 8, 2020, 6pm ET. RSVP at

Soumya Shankar is an award-winning journalist and writer focused on South Asia and Asian Americans. She lives in New York City and works with multiple outlets. 

Pooja Rudra is an Associate Director of Learning & Development with Bayer Pharmaceuticals. She is also a freelance photographer with a focus on fashion and lifestyle portraiture, as well as consults with several small businesses owned by women of color, such as Live Tinted, and Brown Girl Magazine.

Friday, May 8, 2020, 6pm ET.  RSVP at