south asians in new jersey: ten years after 9/11, july 30

As the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks apporaches, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is hosting a community hearing tomorrow to discuss and learn about the impact of the past decade on the South Asian community in New Jersey.

It's happening Saturday, July 30 at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City. Here are some more details:
South Asians in New Jersey: Ten Years After 9/11

Saturday, July 30, 2011
10:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)

Dinneen Hall at McIntyre Lounge
Saint Peter's College
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Directions: http://www.spc.edu/pages/840.asp

Please look for information booth outside Dinneen Hall with SAALT signs

Speakers at the hearing include:

- Community members directly impacted by discrimination, hate crimes and profiling
- Amardeep Singh, White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (invited)
- Sterling Waterman, Board of Education President, Jersey City
- Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Teaneck
- Ravi Bhalla, City Council President, Hoboken
- Commissioner Salim Patel, Board of Education, Passaic
- James Yusuf Yee, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, New Jersey
- Engy Abdelkader, Muslim Women Lawyers For Human Rights
- Aparna Garg, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Hansdeep Singh, UNITED SIKHS
This hearing is being coordinated to support SAALT's national campaign, An America for All of Us, which aims to ensure that the South Asian community's experiences and perspectives are part of the national dialogue around the September 11th anniversary. For further information about the community hearing and this important work, go to the SAALT website here.

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