March 22, 2012 6:30PM – 8:30PM | 42 Broadway, 20th Floor | New York, NY 10004
Since September 11th, policies and practices instituted in the name of national security have violated civil rights of South Asian, Muslim, and Sikh community members. Whether it is the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslim communities, airport officials subjecting Sikh and Muslim travelers to additional security screenings, or immigration enforcement programs targeting our community, the lives of everyday South Asian New Yorkers have been profoundly altered.
Join us on March 22 for a community briefing to mark the release of the upcoming report In Our Own Words: Narratives of South Asian New Yorkers Affected by Racial and Religious Profiling. Through surveys, focus groups, and interviews with over 600 South Asian community members in Brooklyn and Queens, the report reveals how profiling has affected individuals’ personal lives and the community’s collective identity.The report is the result of a joint documentation project by seven New York-based and national organizations: Coney Island Avenue Project; Council of Peoples Organization; DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving; The Sikh Coalition; South Asian Americans Leading Together; South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!); and UNITED SIKHS.
The community briefing will feature community members sharing their personal experiences and advocates providing recommendations to address profiling.
Light refreshments will be served
To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Profiling Briefing” in the subject line by no later than March 19
Attendees must RSVP due to security protocol at the venue.