Guest Speakers

We had three wonderful guest speakers join us last week.

Mridula Koshy is a writer and community organizer. She was born in Delhi and moved to the US when she was 14. After college, she worked in the US for years as a labor and community organizer. Since returning to India in in 2005, she has published three books of fiction. During that time, she helped start the Deepalaya Community Library Project.

Last year, she  went to work for the library full time as a librarian and community organizer.

Polash Mukerjee studied development economics at IIT Madras. He now works in the Clean Air and Sustainable mobility team at the Centre for Science and Environment, one of the leading environmental and policy advocacy and education organization.

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Caroline den Dulk is the communications director for UNICEF. She has been in Delhi for five years working on providing better lives for the children of India.

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Mumbai’s Garbage Fire Is So Huge You Can See It From Space

Here is a trash fire. This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3700 metric tons of waste ever day, accounting for about a third of the city’s garbage….

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POP Kickoff Day 2

Today we watched a presentation about the topics we’ll be studying. We looked at the POP Blog and Calendar. We heard from 9th graders that have done the project before and we started Reflection 1.


Here’s the presentation from today.  Can you remember what we talked about for each slide?