Community Engagement

Our History

Holi Against Hindutva Protest, UC Davis, 2020

Kimia Akbari

Founder of Other Collective

Graduate Student at SF State University

Iranian Diaspora Studies

Other Collective Launch Party, Displacement 

Our Purpose

We were created as a response to a need to challenge the media’s stereotypical clumping or antagonizing of these cultures as a result of today’s polarized global/political climate.

We will be able to display our stories and address topics and issues related to the many regions mentioned.

We serve to portray the diversity existing in these regions and highlight our unique voices through a creative platform.

Our Collective Anti-Discrimination Policy

Other Collective is committed to ensuring an environment that is free of discrimination and to fostering a climate in which all members may participate, contribute, and grow to their fullest potential.

We recognize and value our diverse population. Harassment and disparate treatment based on race, caste, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability, age, or religion will not be permitted or condoned in Other Collective.


We center marginalized sections of our communities including but not limited to the following:

LGBTQIA+ folks, religiously persecuted groups, stateless peoples, indigenous communities, Black SA/SWANA peoples, peoples with indentured histories, caste oppressed Dalit, Bahujan, and Adivasi folks and more.