South Asian Network (SAN) is a grassroots, community based organization dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California. Founded in 1990, the overall goal of SAN is to inform and empower South Asian communities by acting as an agent of change in eliminating biases, discrimination and injustices targeted against persons of South Asian origin and by providing linkages amongst communities through shared experiences. Fundamental to our mission is equality for all people
(Artesia, CA) On Friday, November 19, 2010, at 10 am, South Asian community members gathered to hear numerous community stories presented at South Asian Network’s instrumental launch of our new report, “From Displacement to Internment,” in the heart of Los Angeles’ “Little India.” SAN held the press conference to share the pattern of human rights violations experienced by South Asians in Southern California over the last 20 years.
Featuring: Kavi Ladnier, Leela Ladnier, Anjul Nigam and Samad Kamran
Produced by: AWAZ Voices Against Violence
With Support from: The California Endowement
The 60-second PSA focuses on preventing violence in South Asian families, especially families with children. It shows an everyday South Asian family reading the wrong kind of fairytale – a fairytale with violence - to their children.
Indian immigrant Rumi Jaggi said she didn’t report the abuse in part because of cultural expectations that she would stay married. R.M. said she didn’t leave her husband because she spoke only Mandarin and relied