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Join NASABA members in a nationwide dialogue on Hate Crimes

May 15, 2013

TRACKING (IN)JUSTICE: A Nationwide Dialogue on Hate Crimes

Saturday June 1, 2013, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST / 1:00 to 3:00 pm EST
1-hour panel discussion begins at 10:30 am PST/1:30 pm EST followed by Q&A
Broadcast live via YouTube (link to follow) at various venues (TBD) nationwide

In the wake of recent vandalism of religious venues, discriminatory publicity materials, attacks on innocent individuals, Oak Creek shootings, and Boston Marathon bombing, there is growing concern about the safety and rights of all community members. Those perceived to be Arab, Sikh, Hindu, or Muslim are increasingly vulnerable to hateful speech and violence more than a decade after 9/11. Yet the FBI only tracks hate crimes against Muslims, thereby frustrating reform efforts by agencies and leaders to adequately address and prevent hate crimes targeting various ethnic and religious groups

The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA-NC) along with other bar associations and community partners will host a nationwide dialogue about the need to monitor hate crimes against Arabs, Hindus, and Sikhs, in addition to Muslims. The FBI is expected to reach a decision during the month of June. Join activists from around the country in a discussion urging the FBI to track anti-Arab, anti-Hindu, anti-Sikh crimes in addition to anti-Muslim crimes.
Guest speakers will include Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of Council for American Islamic Relations; Samir Kalra, Director and Senior Fellow for Hindu American Foundation; Harsimran Kaur, Legal Director of Sikh Coalition; and Angela Chan, Senior Staff Attorney for Asian Law Caucus.

Show your support as we collectively take a stance against hate, racism, prejudice, stereotypes, and violence, and all together celebrate diversity. View from your home or with others at a viewing party.

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/TRACKING-IN-JUSTICE

LIVE VIEWING PARTY VENUES: (TBD)

HOST A VIEWING PARTY: Contact civilrights@southasianbar.org and president@southasianbar.org.

CO-SPONSORS: North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

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