011 // Sheela Lal // Digital Community Organizer // The Helpers Series
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Dear Asian Americans - The Helpers Series features everyday heroes who are doing what they can, where they can, however they can to help members of the community and beyond get through these challenging times. If you know of someone whose story and work deserves to be shared, contact jerry@dearasianamericans.com We're all in this together. Stay safe and stay strong.


Sheela Lal is a consulting manager who has spent the majority of her life caring about and working for others. With her deep activism roots in Missouri, Sheela now helps underserved Asian Americans populations in her new home state of Michigan through Rising Voices of Asian American Families where she sits on the board.

Sheela also is a natural leader and community organizer. She leads The Unerased Book Club, a gathering both in-person and digital to read and amplify Asian American authors. Sheela has also compiled a list of documentaries worth watching that feature Asian Americans either in front of or behind the camera. Also, she makes a great suggestion in using services like Zoom and Calendly to book time and catch up digitally with friends while he stay at home.

Meet Sheela:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/queenofblah
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjlal/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/queenofblah

More about his work and organizations:
Unerased Book Club: unerasedbookclub.com

Sheela's Documentary List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JORKEAvYATAeIU1rMPsjInnlhLas5whz3wOtQSGnr3w/edit

Book a Chat with Sheela: https://calendly.com/sheelal90/30min

Dear Asian Americans, let's stay strong and stay healthy. We'll get through this together!


This episode highlights Asian American music artists Justin Park and Demie Cao as well as their management and production team Peter Hong and Edward Shin. Support their music and business by visiting 5ALABEL.com, downloading and listening to their music, and buying merchandise. The music and live events industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus and we want to do their part to support our friends in the community who have and will bring us so much joy and connection through their musical gifts.

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