2017

  • Nov-Dec 2017, “IN/Visible: Indian Women Farmers, Farmers’ Children Photo Exhibit,”Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI.
  • Nov 2017, IN/Visible: Migrant Kitchens Multimedia and Community Exhibit” in the Community Partnership Exhibition Space, at Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY.
  • 20th July 2017,  American Food and Immigration Policy, Past, Present, and Future, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), Brooklyn, NY.
  • 11-18 July 2017, Siddi (Indians of African descent) Quilting Cooperative Exhibit/Sale, The 2017 International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe, NM.
  • 9-13 Jul 2017 Presenter on Multimedia Arts and Social Justice. “The Thing That Makes The Thing: Conversations on Craft and Community.” Haystack’s Annual Summer Conference focuses on thinking through craft and features presenters who come from a variety of creative disciplines — art, design, architecture, writing, science, and more. Deer Isle, ME.
  • 26-29 Jun 2017 Part of the “Women and Migrations Working Group,” A working group and interdisciplinary project that examines motives for migration, issues of cultural identity relative to women and global political and cultural movements, with global travel defined in its various forms by participating scholars, journalists, artists and activists. New York University, Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy.
  • 21 May 2017, Queens NY, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Consulted on the episode, introduced Parts Unknown to Évelia Coyotzi and Blessing Osagiede, two Queens of Queens NY, and had a meal with Bourdain at Africana Soul Food Restaurant in Jamaica, Queens NY. Watch reruns on CNN.
  • 19 May 2017, Premier Screening of “Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America,” Part of the Queens Migrant Kitchen Series in collaboration with Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Asian Women Giving Circle, and The Museum of the Moving Image Friday Programs, Queens NY.
  • 4 May 2017 Screening/Lecture/Workshop on Migrant Kitchens, Women Farmers. Department of Environment/Sustainability, Hamline University, St Paul, MN.
  • 3 Feb – 21 Apr 2017 Siddis in Karnataka, photography and short films of Indian women farmers of African descent (Siddis) and six handmade quilts, part of a larger group show entitled Loving Blackness Grounded in Asian Arts Initiative’s own history of being founded in response to racial tensions between Black and Asian communities, and prompted by ongoing instances of systemic injustice and anti-racism organizing efforts, over 20 artists explore moments of tension and solidarity between and among our communities through painting, photography, sculpture, and video. Curated by the talented and righteous Jaishri Abichandani. Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA.
  • 3-6 Apr 2017 Public Screening and Panel Discussion on Street Vendors/Migrant Kitchens, Queens NY. Part of the City Food Symposium, New York University, NY.
  • 22 & 23 Feb 2017 Independent Sources, CUNY-TV. On this edition of Independent Sources hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre we learn about Sarah Khan’s multi-media migrant kitchens project that highlighting some of the local culinary stars who are plying their trade in the borough of Queens. First aired: February 22, 2017.
  • 6 Feb 2017 Guest screening/lecture on social justice and multimedia arts with a focus on migrant kitchens and women farmers. The Conway School: Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning/Design. East Hampton, MA.

2016

  • 19 Nov 2016 “Creating Super Shero, Amrita Simla, as a Narrator of my Films on Indian Women Farmers.” Symposium 2016 for South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU, NY NY
  • 17 Nov 2016 Celebrate Activism through the Arts, Asian Women Giving Circle. I will be presenting my work to a select group of supporters, NY NY.
  • 17 Nov 2016  A global virtual event (US, UK, Brazil, Japan) will bring together top media makers and thinkers internationally to discuss the role of media in building a better world. Media for Change Virtual Conference. Via a short film, I presented broadly on the ideas behind the Queens’ Migrant Kitchen Project.
  • 11 Nov 2016 Feast & Famine Seminar Series, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University, NY, NY. I will screen Migrant Kitchen Series and discuss the evolution of my film Bowing to No One followed with a discussion.
  • 23 Oct 2016 “Feeding Farmers,” Spatula & Barcode, Artists paired with WI farmers to feed a farmer. Gretchen Kruse of Hickory Hill Farms in Loganville, WI.
  • 21 Oct 2016 “Decay and Resilience in the Indian Arts and Craft Sector with a Focus on Textiles”. Panel includes Meeta Mastani, Lakshmi Narayan Kadambi, Sarah K Khan and Henry Drewal. Part of the Annual Conference on South Asia 2016; Registration and Fee Required. 8:30 –10:15 a.m., Madison Concourse Hotel, Parlor 638 | 1 W. Dayton St. Madison, WI. For more info: http://www.southasiaconference.wisc.edu
  • 3 Oct 2016 Conversation on Migrant and Food Systems, at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library, Madison WI. Part of The Bubbler Series. Hosted by Artists-in-Residence, Spatula and Barcode.
  • 30 Sep 2016 Queens’ Migrant Kitchens Project: A closer look at the films, photography, maps, and stories behind the migrants and their food. Screening, discussion and lunch. Food Studies Network, Borghesi-Mellon Workshops, University Club, UW-Madison WI. Location: 10:00am,  313 University Club Building (3rd Floor)
  • 28 Sep 2016 Creating Amrita Simla, A Superhero from 2D to 3D, Guest lecture for Meeta Mastani’s Block-Printing Seminar at UW-Madison Art/History Departments, WI
  • 27 Sep 2016 Creating Amrita Simla Lecture/Bowing to No One Screening, Public Lecture, Art Department, 5-6pm, Room L140, Elvehjem Building | 800 University Ave, UW-Madison, WI. 6:00 p.m., Room L150, Elvehjem Building | 800 University Ave.: Artist Talk with Sarah K Khan: Public event and screening of Khan’s film “Bowing to No One.” Khan, a multi-media artist, will discuss art as a tool of political expression through her character Amrita Simla. Link at Isthmus.
  • 21 Apr 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture/Q&A, EKTA, Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • 07 Apr 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Q&A, Center for South Asia, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
  • 23 Mar 2016 “Using Inspirational Photos and Footage to Enhance Short Films” B&H Event Space, New York, NY
  • 16 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Q&A/Lecture, Smith College Club of Los Angeles, CA
  • 15 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture/Q&A, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 08 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture/Q&A, In celebration of International Womens’ Day, Wheaton College, MA
  • 07 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture, University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA
  • 25 Feb 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Interview, Smith College NY Club, New York, NY

2015

  • 6 Nov 2015 Making Visible the Invisible: African (Siddi) Women in India. “Dr. Khan spent the past year, as a Senior Research Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, traveling India to document the story of women farmers. The Siddis face unique exclusion similar to the Adivasis (indigenous Indians), Dalits (untouchables), Muslims and other lower caste Indians. Come hear, watch, and see their stories, in their own words. Philadelphia, PA,  African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • 8-10 Jun 2015 Invited participant to the The Halki Summit II. A gathering of activists, scientists, journalists, business leaders, theologians, and academics engaging and working across intellectual boundaries to bring the global environmental discussion to a new and richer place. At the heart of that discussion is the belief that no effort can be successful without a fundamental change in values as manifested in ethics, spirituality, and religion. Heybeliada, Turkey

2014

  • Aug 2014-15 US Scholars Fulbright Award to South & Central Asia 2014-15
  • 19 May-11 Jul, 2014 Intensive Food & Culture Internship, with “The Black-Haired Fab 5” Interns, Interns researched food and culture of specific regions, learned about GIS, applied it to data gathered, NY, NY
  • 5 Apr 2014 “West African Immigrants: Foods and Ways that Crossed the Atlantic” Guest lecturer for Immigrant Foodways in the City for Professor Aswini Pai of St Lawrence University at The French Institute, NY, NY
  • 4 Feb 2014, Sarah K. Khan & Fusebox Oakland come together to mingle and share her recent multimedia portfolio on West African Hands Create Cultivate and Cook. 4th Feb, 5:30-7:00pm, Details about reservations, save the date for a multimedia, multisensory event! Limited to 25 people
  • 3 Feb 2014, “African American Women Farmers of SAAFON” for Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. for her “Race, Identity and Environment Class,” Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley, CA
  • 31 Jan 2014 Future Soul Think Tank, Convening of activists, artists, educators at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 8 Jan 2014“Environmental Leadership in the 21st Century,” Panel Discussion for 5-College Inter-term Students, Smith College, Northampton MA
  • 7 Jan 2014, The Conway School: Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design, Dynamic conversations and consulting with staff, trustees, and students, Conway MA
  • 9 -10 Apr 2013, “The Sense of Taste Touch Smell in the Arts” for FauHaus: Bodies, Minds, Senses, and the Arts, as part of the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program of the Arts Institute, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
  • 11 Oct 2012 “A Return to Food, Culture, Arts, and My Senses” for Professor Nina Antonetti’s Activism By Design Class, Smith College, Northampton MA