SAALT Speaks on First 100 Days, Immigration, and Citizenship
- Priya Murthy, Policy Director, appeared as a guest on WPFW Pacifica Radio in April to discuss immigration and civil rights issues affecting South Asians.
- Deepa Iyer, Executive Director, appeared as a guest on Beneath the Surface radio show on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles, CA with Hamid Khan to discuss citizenship and immigration reform on April 23rd.
- Deepa Iyer spoke on the Applied Research Center’s “Race in Review: First 100 Days” conference call on April 28th.
- Lavanya Sithanandam, SAALT Board Member, appeared on “That Fresh Radio Piece” on May 18th on WMUC 88.1FM in College Park, MD to discuss the effects of recent immigration enforcement efforts and raids on the children she sees as a pediatrician in Takoma Park.
- Deepa Iyer will be speaking at Georgia State University at the Immigration & Human Rights Symposium on June 17th, 2009.
- Deepa Iyer will be speaking at the “Know Your Community: A Discussion of Issues and Trends Affecting Asian Pacific Americans in Washington DC and Beyond" sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association — Washington DC on June 3rd.
SAALT welcomes Aaditi Dubale as the new SAALT Fellow! She will be working on Be the Change 2009, our National Day of Service, as well as supporting fundraising and development efforts. Aaditi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAALT also welcomes our summer interns:
Ashley Vij from George Washington University
Niralee Shah from Williams College
Zara Haq from American University Washington College of Law
SAALT bids a fond farewell to Aparna Kothary, Fundraising and Development Assistant. Aparna’s work at SAALT advanced the development of an individual member base, helped us to identify new fundraising opportunities, and expanded Be the Change — our National Day of Service.
May 30th - New Jersey SAALT Circle Service project
Join the SAALT Circle for a community service project with ‘The Sharing Place’, a food pantry at St. Pauls’ Lutheran Church in Jersey City. We’ll be preparing, packing, and serving breakfast and lunch to the local community. Come out and BE THE CHANGE!
The Sharing Place — St. Lutherans Church
440 Hoboken Avenue (five corners) in Jersey City, NJ
Please RSVP by May 26th at email@example.com. Space is limited — sign up now!
August 14th - August 16th: Transgress, Transform, Transcend - A National Conference of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Asian Americans, South Asians and Pacific Islanders (API)
University of Washington in Seattle, WA
Registration information is available online at: http://www.nqapia.org
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund presents The Asian American Vote 2008
During the 2008 Presidential Elections, 16,665 Asian American voters were surveyed as part of AALDEF’s national multilingual exit poll. The exit poll was the largest nonpartisan survey of its kind in the nation and was conducted in twelve Asian languages and English across 39 cities in 11 states. At these special presentations across the country, comparative information will be given about the Asian American vote in the Presidential and Congressional elections, concerns about key issues, first-time voters, and profiles of the Asian American vote by ethnicity, party enrollment, nativity, age, and English proficiency. For more information or to attend any of these presentations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.966.5946, www.aaldef.org
- June 8 at 12:30 PM — The Massachusetts Asian American Vote (Boston, MA)
- June 8 at 5:30 PM (Lowell, MA)
- June 11 at 6:30 PM — The Maryland Asian American Vote (co-sponsored by SAALT) (Rockville, MD)
- June 12 at 2:00PM — The Asian American Vote (multistate) (co-sponsored by SAALT)(Washington, DC)
- June 17 and 18 at 6:30 PM- The Virginia Asian American Vote (co-sponsored by SAALT) (Richmond, VA)
- June 18 at 11:30 AM (co-sponsored by SAALT) (Annandale, VA)
- August 8 (time TBA) — The Chinese American Vote (San Francisco, CA)
Check out events on SAALT's Community Calendar.
SAALT staff are available to speak at your student organization meetings, conferences, and community events on topics including immigrant rights, South Asians in America, civic engagement, and immigration. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
Get Ready for Be the Change 2009 - National Day of Service!
What are you doing on Saturday, October 3rd?
1) Host a Be the Change event on your campus — If your campus traditionally hosts a Be the Change event or if you would like to start one on your campus, please fill out this form by May 30th and we will send you a planning guide and connect you to the national event.
2) Host a Be the Change event in your city- Join or start a planning team in your city. As a member of the planning team, you will be coordinating service events, recruiting volunteers, and connecting with other planning teams around the country. Please fill out this form by May 30th and we will connect you with others in your city who are interested in planning a Be the Change event. Our core cities this year are: Washington DC, New York City, South Bay, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Boston. We also welcome other cities to hold Be the Change events.
3) Join SAALT as a National Partner for Be the Change- If your organization, professional association, or youth group would like to partner with SAALT, locally or nationally, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30th.
South Asian Summit Roundup
Did you miss the Summit?
- Listen to podcasts of the sessions here
- View pictures from the Summit here
- Hear from participants in Summit Snapshots here
- Read entries from the SAALT Spot about the Summit here
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