Ways to Get Involved
Understand Our New Approach to #TrackingHate
We are moving SAALT away from supporting federal hate violence legislation, which historically has increased funding for law enforcement by assuming that better reporting of hate violence is the solution. This is also often framed as a survivor-centered approach, without more deeply examining the range and access to the options survivors have to redress harm. As a result, conversations about transformative justice (TJ) as a non-carceral alternative remain shallow and largely underinvested because punitive legislation is modeled as the norm by American systems and institutions. To learn about SAALT’s developing approach to responding to hate violence, reach out to our Healing & Justice Researcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educate Yourself On Our Shift in Policy Engagement
Historically, SAALT has engaged in national level policy advocacy focused on hate violence, immigration, and civil rights and liberties, and produced resources to educate community members on the policies that impact South Asians in the United States. In 2022, SAALT is shifting this relationship, as part of our strengthened commitment to structural change; learn more by writing to email@example.com.
Learn More About Our NCSO Partners
South Asian communities in the United States have a range of needs and concerns. The National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO) is made up of over 50 nonprofits committed to working together to manifest transformative change. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to find the NCSO member nearest to you!
Publish on SAALT’s “Voices From The Community” Blog
We welcome community members to contribute content — visual, written, audio-based, or something entirely different — that reflects on the contemporary and changing issues South Asian Americans can face. SAALT’s team works with you to develop your piece as you’d imagine it’s life. Reach out to email@example.com to learn more.
Supporting SAALT’s efforts around issues is an important way to help bolster our work, whether it addresses issues such as immigration, hate violence, or racial justice. We also recommend you check out our 2020 #SouthAsianGuideToGiving to understand how you can support other allied organizations. Click here to donate.