Thursday 30th October 2014,

Posts by Tag: South Asian Americans Leading Together»


Colorlines: Tensions Between South Asians & Blacks May Be Averted in Ferguson

posted by Randall

FergusonThe tensions after the verdict in the Rodney King beating between Korean Americans and blacks in Los Angeles appear to have been averted between South Asian and African Americans in Ferguson.

Deepa Iyer is the former executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together. She went to Ferguson this week to take part in the … Read more

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Asian Fortune: South Asian American Coalition embarks on new beginning

posted by Randall

Suman RaghunathanThe new executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together or SAALT has the energy, passion and smarts you would expect of someone leading a national civil rights organization.

Just two months into her new job and the second Executive Director SAALT has ever had, Suman Raghunathan is traveling the country meeting the community she … Read more

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SAALT names new Executive Director

posted by Randall

Suman RaghunathanSouth Asian Americans Leading Together or SAALT has named Suman Raghunathan its news executive director.

Raghunathan will take over from Deepa Iyer who has been with the organization for more than ten years and who will stay on as a strategic advisor in a consultancy role.

Raghunathan will begin her new position on February 3. … Read more


Let’s not forget Sangeeta Richard in Indian diplomat uproar. #StandwithSangeeta

posted by Randall

Devyani KhobragadeThis is getting hella crazy.

Protestors in Mumbai ransacked a Dominos Pizza venting their outrage at the American owned chain over the arrest, strip and cavity search of an Indian diplomat in New York, reports CBS.

Devyani Khobragade (pictured here) is accused of lying on a visa application and paying her maid about $3 … Read more


SAALT: Big Push to Pass Federal Anti-Bullying Bill. @SAALTtweets

posted by Randall

Darren Criss Anti-Bullying CampaignA bill now in Congress would bring the problem of biased based bullying in our schools out into the open.

According to SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together) the Safe Schools Improvement Act would require schools and school districts to collect and publicize data about incidents of bullying and harassment. No longer would schools be … Read more


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