Charishma Kaliyanda was elected to the Liverpool City Council in 2016. Charishma was born in Bangalore, India, and moved to Australia when she was four years old. Starting her journey in student politics, Charishma has become an important voice for Liverpool City communities.
In this episode, Charishma talks about the hurdles women of colour need to clear in elected office, how the recent strict lockdowns affected southwest Sydney communities, and why local community representation is important.
What Can We Do is produced by Samuham Media, and hosted by Prema Menon. Prema works in a project and operations capacity in the not-for-profit sector.
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