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Kingston's Multicultural Festival
Dec 08, 2022
Samyuktha Punthambekar
Kingston's Multicultural Festival

In 2021 Mohammad Ahsan talked to us about EDII in the City of Kingston. Under his and Samyuktha Punthambekar's leadership, Kingston presented a vibrant Multicultural festival in 2022.  Samyuktha is  an award-winning, certified,  professional Bharatanatyam dancer, dance educator, writer, mentor, arts administrator, EDIP and HR Consultant/ Strategist. She currently works as a Project Analyst - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives at the City of Kingston. After graduating from the world-renowned Kalakshetra Foundation in India, she has performed and worked internationally. Since moving to Canada in 2011, Samyuktha has performed, and worked in Toronto. In 2017, she started the Infinite Arts Projects (IAP) specializing in equity consultation and arts research. Upon moving to Ottawa in 2020, Samyuktha founded Kalasadhana Dance Company (KDC) emphasizing the role of the arts in addressing social justice and socio-political issues.  She has experience in facilitation, engaging equity-seeking groups, redrafting policies, and setting up boards.  As an arts advocate, she champions equity and pluralism at board and leadership levels in organizations.

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