new saalt report on looking ahead after 9/11

For your information... Last week, South Asian Americans Leading Together released a new report Community Resilience, providing a picture of the state of the South Asian community in the months and years after September 11.

The report includes testimonials from South Asians who experienced loss as a result of the September 11 tragedy as well as examples of best practices around community collaborations. Here's some more information:
The report, complemented with pictures and stories, addresses various aspects of the experiences of South Asians over the past ten years. These include stories of loss on September 11; backlash suffered by South Asian communities living in the U.S.; bias-based bullying at schools; workplace discrimination; racial and religious profiling; and, Islamophobia and attacks on faith. The report ends with recommendations for stakeholders to ensure the fundamental American ideals of diversity, inclusion and equality.

In the face of these challenges, the report also presents the stories of success, resistance and resilience of individuals, organizations and communities.

"Over the past decade, South Asian, Muslim, Sikh and Arab, Muslim, Sikh and Arab American organizations have been instrumental in developing resources, creating safe spaces for those affected by post 9/11 backlash, shifting the public conversation, and advocating with government agencies and policymakers. As we look ahead, we must continue to build strong partnerships to create an America that belongs to all of us," said SAALT's Executive Director, Deepa Iyer.
The report was released on September 15, the tenth anniversary of the hate crime that killed Balbir Singh Sodhi. For more information about the report, read SAALT's press release here. And download a free copy of the report here.

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