Rapid Response Network

With the prospect of more raids across the U.S., SAALT and the Jus­tice for Mus­lims Col­lec­tive have joined togeth­er to form the South Asian Rapid Response Net­work (SARR). Through this net­work, you can:

  1. Sign up to be an inter­preter or to trans­late writ­ten mate­ri­als
  2. Pro­vide any type of legal coun­sel
  3. Dis­trib­ute Know Your Rights resources via your social media accounts and in your com­mu­ni­ties [ KYR  Pun­jabi| Hin­di| Urdu| Bangla ]

Sign up here to join this rapid response network

If you have been look­ing to under­stand how to sup­port in this fight, this net­work will pro­vide not only oppor­tu­ni­ties across the U.S. You can join almost 800 indi­vid­u­als pledg­ing to sup­port today!



What are the values of this space?

The South Asian Rapid Response Net­work (SARR) is com­mit­ted to the end of deten­tion, sur­veil­lance, and prej­u­dice against detainees, migrants, and immi­grants. We call for the imme­di­ate clo­sure of all deten­tion facil­i­ties and insti­tu­tions uphold­ing them. SARR works to uphold the expe­ri­ence, lead­er­ship, and voic­es of direct­ly impact­ed peo­ple, espe­cial­ly those of mar­gin­al­ized caste, gen­der, faith, and sex­u­al­i­ty groups.

What is the SARR listserve for?

This list­serve is only for the use of shar­ing resources relat­ed to sup­port­ing detainees, immi­grants, and migrants of South Asian descent in the U.S. Resources include infor­ma­tion about upcom­ing train­ings for those impact­ed by anti-immi­grant poli­cies and con­cerned com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, pamphlets/brochures/etc., shar­ing infor­ma­tion about cam­paigns or upcom­ing events. If you are won­der­ing whether or not to post some­thing or if a top­ic is rel­e­vant, con­tact a mod­er­a­tor.

Who shares information in this network?

All mem­bers are able to start top­ics or share infor­ma­tion. The mod­er­a­tors reserve the right to delete top­ics they decide are not rel­e­vant to this forum or are a secu­ri­ty con­cern.

Do not share infor­ma­tion about raids that are not ver­i­fied. Please fol­low this guide for shar­ing infor­ma­tion about raids in this list­serve and social media.

Do not share “Alien Num­bers”, “Green Card Num­ber,” or any oth­er iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion of a detainee, immi­grant, or migrant over this list­serve. It is a mat­ter of safe­ty and secu­ri­ty of the indi­vid­ual. That infor­ma­tion should only be shared with legal rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the indi­vid­u­als.

What communication behavior is expected in this network?

No casteist, homo­pho­bic, trans­pho­bic, sex­ist, or any oth­er dis­re­spect­ful lan­guage or behav­ior will be tol­er­at­ed. Do not use abelist lan­guage, includ­ing crit­i­ciz­ing peo­ple for not being able to spell, say­ing some­thing is “crazy” or “insane”, call­ing peo­ple “stu­pid” or “idiot.” Do not demand, expect. or make assump­tions about mem­ber’s capac­i­ty to pro­vide infor­ma­tion or edu­ca­tion on spe­cif­ic issues or event

If you are con­cerned about the behav­ior of a mem­ber, please con­tact a mod­er­a­tor.

Who should I invite to join SARR?

Do not invite peo­ple with­out let­ting them know what they are being invit­ed to. Invite South Asians in the U.S. who will respect the com­mu­ni­ty guide­lines.

How do I invite someone to join SARR?

Have them com­plete this form: https://forms.gle/7W3xonD8CgnM31XR8


Contact the Moderators

Sophia Qureshi (Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, SAALT) — sophia@saalt.org

Lak­sh­mi Sri­daran (Inter­im Co-Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, SAALT) — lakshmi@saalt.org

Darak­shan Raja (Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, JMC) — darakshan@justiceformuslims.org