Every year here at rabble we ask our readers: Who are the activists leading progressive change? I will give it to you. This is our “Featured Mob” series. Over the next few months, we will be sharing features about the people and organizations you nominate. Follow our riot riots to watch here.
Visit Canada’s Great White North to wrap up our 2022 Mob Featured series.
Meet Gurudeep Panda, a bhangra dancer, artist, writer and social media personality.
Born in Sheahar, India, Panda moved to Whitehorse, Yukon in 2006. During the pandemic, Panda recorded a video of Bhangra happily dancing in the Yukon wilderness. And at a time when the world needed a little positivity and healing, his videos went viral.
We asked Gurdeep Panda to talk about his work and what he hopes people will take from his videos.
Conversation with Yukon’s Gardeep Pander
rabble.ca: Can you tell us about the work you do and the message you’re trying to share with the world?
Guldeep Panda: I spread joy, hope and positivity for healing through uplifting messages and bhangra dance. We create videos in the beautiful nature of the Yukon to help others connect with the outdoor environment.We also use dance as a mechanism to build cross-cultural bridges across the country.
rabble.ca: How did you get involved in this type of activity?
GPs: There is much darkness in the world and I have seen the divisions between different communities grow and create fear and hatred. I decided to send positivity into the universe in hopes of reminding me of sex.
rabble.ca: How do you take care of yourself and find the drive to keep moving forward?
GPs: I take care of myself by connecting with the pristine nature of the Yukon and being with nature’s precious elements. A slow inhalation of fresh, natural air will rejuvenate your mind and keep you motivated. I also get a lot of handwritten letters from Canadians coast to coast. The love and warmth of those letters gives me a boost of energy on this path.
rabble.ca: Please tell me one goal for next year.
GPs: I like to flow with nature and usually don’t make big plans, but I would love to write a book summarizing my experiences from the Yukon and Arctic environments.
rabble.ca: What do you want people to know about the work/organization you do?
GPs: I want people to know that my job is not to create viral videos. The work also focuses on bridging cultural gaps and racial disparities in Canada.
Have fun dancing with Yukon’s Gardeep Panda
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