the month of remembrance

With the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy just five days away, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) has compiled a list of were community members can gather together to reflect and remember in a spirit of unity, as part of the An America for All of Us campaign.

The table above is a select list of upcoming 9/11 anniversary events. For additional events across the country, visit SAALT's interactive map here.

SAALT also recently participated in a national press conference call organized by the Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights, and released a statement of shared principles along with other national civil rights, human rights, civil liberties, Muslim, Jewish and South Asian groups calling for, among other things:
  • Solemn remembrance of the victims of 9/11;

  • Recognition of the critical importance of combating terrorism without casting blame or suspicion or alienating any particular community;

  • Greater partnerships between communities and law enforcement;

  • Respect for diversity, fairness, and tolerance, and our commitment to protect fundamental freedoms and basic human rights as well as our need for safety and security;

  • A respectful, evidence-based, public discourse that will foster reasoned and constructive policymaking; and

  • Policies that promote inclusion and respect for basic rights of every person in America.

For the full statement of shared principles and a complete list of signatories, download the PDF here. You can also download and listen to an mp3 of the call here. For more information about the An America for All of Us campaign, go to SAALT's website here.

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