Celebrating 5 Years! Take five!

Anoth­er set of reflec­tions about the 5 year anniver­sary of SAALT open­ing its first staffer office. Now we’re hear­ing from Imrana Khera, SAALT’s Pro­gram Man­ag­er from 2004–2005.

“SAALT rep­re­sents the very diverse South Asian com­mu­ni­ty liv­ing in the Unit­ed States, a chal­leng­ing job for any orga­ni­za­tion.  SAALT push­es our com­mu­ni­ty for­ward by advo­cat­ing for change with­in a social jus­tice frame­work.  SAALT’s strength is its respect­ful and effec­tive col­lab­o­ra­tion with orga­ni­za­tions that are work­ing with South Asian com­mu­ni­ty at a local lev­el across the coun­try.

My expec­ta­tion is that SAALT will con­tin­ue to grow over the next five years and con­tin­ue to effect change on behalf of our com­mu­ni­ty — through edu­ca­tion, pol­i­cy, and research — like the award-win­ning Rais­ing Our Voic­es DVD,  through SAALT townhalls/community forums, and reports like Wash­ing­ton DeSi: South Asians in the Nation’s Cap­i­tal (July 2009) .”