Category Archives: Civil Rights Unit

APALC’s 10 Years Later Event, 9/8

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22 Workers on Pioneer Blvd. Awarded $95,000

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Employees of two Indian restaurants, Jay Bharat and Standard Sweets and Snacks, located in Artesia are set to recover almost $95,000 in back wages denied by their employer, Chandrakant Patel.  Federal Department of Labor investigators determined that 22 employees at Jay Bharat Foods, Inc, and Standard Sweets LLC were denied minimum wage and overtime pay…

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SAN Welcomes Suspension of “Special Registration”

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President Obama called today “a good day for America.”  As we share this news release about “Special Registration,” we want to remind folks of the continued surveillance, detention and deportation of members of the South Asian American community, Read More »

4/4 Application Due: SAN Human Rights Advocacy Training!!!

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SAN is hosting a half-day premiere training for students who want to change things. Sounds like you? Read on! The training, held on Saturday, April 16th at USC with SAN staff, will focus on recent trends in immigrant rights and what you can do! You’ll learn about current U.S. National Security and Human Rights policies, including those impacting Los Angeles. The deadline for the brief application is extended to Monday, April 4th! Email us your application or questions at saninfo@southasiannetwork.org.

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Winter 2011 Newsletter!

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Check out our SAN Winter 2011 Newsletter featuring recent SAN programs, activities and cases!

5/14: SAN Desi Empowerment Workshop!!

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UPDATED WORKSHOP DATE AND EXTENDED DEADLINE!!!

SAN’s Human Rights Advocacy Training program is a half-day workshop with SAN staff that focuses on current National Security and Human Rights policies, especially as they effect Los Angeles.  In the training you’ll learn about some recent trends and what you can do to change things!  Email any questions to saninfo@southasiannetwork.org.

Download application here: SAN_Flyer_Application_UCLA (Application now due May 10th!)

Pakistan Link: Jury Awards 1.7 m to Chaudhry Family

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http://pakistanlink.org/Community/2011/Feb11/04/02.HTM

Los Angeles , CA : The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) Jan 27 announced that a federal jury awarded $1.7 million to the family of a 21-year-old autistic Muslim man for his fatal shooting by a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer in 2008.

CAIR-LA Staff Attorney Ameena M. Qazi, with attorney Olu Orange, Mann and Cook Law Offices and the Disability Rights Legal Center filed a lawsuit in 2009 on behalf of the family of the victim, Mohammad Usman Chaudhry. The suit was filed against former LAPD officer Joseph Cruz and the LAPD for claims including wrongful death and excessive use of force, and against Los Angeles County for the failure to notify the Chaudhry family of their son’s death for three weeks. Tenets of the Islamic faith require burying a body within three days of death.

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Workers’ Rights Presentation – UCLA

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SAN will be giving a presentation at UCLA Law School, Room 1347, 12pm on Thursday, February 3, about our Workers’ Rights efforts on Pioneer Blvd in “Little India.”

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LA Times: ex-LAPD Officer Found Liable in Chaudhry Family & SAN Police Brutality Case

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An Update from Usman Chaudrhy’s police brutality case posted in LA Times: A former Los Angeles Police Department officer, fired from the department for dishonesty, was wrong to kill a man in a 2008 shooting, a federal jury concluded Monday.

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Little Bangladesh and SAN E.D. in L.A. Times

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While Koreatown is home to a diverse 70% working poor, 70% immigrant communities seeking affordable housing, safety and healthy lives, the L.A. Times covered the recent development in naming 4 blocks of Koreatown as “Little Bangladesh.” Check out our new E.D. Manju Kulkarni’s quote.

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