Category Archives: Civil Rights Unit

India West: Human Rights Report in the News!

0
Filed under Civil Rights Unit, Media and Photos, SAN in the News

SAN Releases New Human Rights Report

0
Filed under AWAZ, CHAI, Civil Rights Unit, Media and Photos, Press Releases

SAN – Human Rights Report

(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.

Read More »

Community Alert! SAN deplores recent FBI Raids!

0
Filed under Action Alerts, Civil Rights Unit, Community Alerts, Media and Photos

SAN deplores the government’s interrogation, investigation and harassment of social justice and anti-war community activists in Chicago, Michigan, Minneapolis, North Carolina and California.  These actions confirm the ever-mounting enforcement regime of US’ national security policies, increased surveillance and interrogations within our communities, especially of those who are politically active, thereby further stifling dissent and silencing activist communities.

In times of such gross governmental abuses of human rights, it is imperative that we speak out against this blatant criminalization of the exercise of our basic social and political freedoms such as voicing dissent against ongoing unjust wars and supporting the rights of oppressed peoples around the world.

Read More »

Upcoming Event – Sat, Oct. 16th – SAN and Satrang Townhall!!!!

0
Filed under Civil Rights Unit, Past Events

National Coming Out Day is in October! Join SAN and Satrang on October 16th for a dialogue on LGBTIQ experiences and how we can support LGBTIQ rights! Lunch will be provided 🙂

Contact Aisha at 562-403-0488 or Sheena at 888-370-9569.

Oct 16th San and Satrang Event!

SAN Holds Accountability Rally on Pioneer Blvd.

0
Filed under Civil Rights Unit, Media and Photos, SAN in the News

(Artesia, CA) On Saturday, July 10th, 2010, about forty community members including youth and elders gathered on the streets of Pioneer Blvd. to seek months of back pay for workers at several businesses.

Many South Asian community members shop on Pioneer Blvd. and depend upon the over forty restaurants and grocery stores for food and supplies. People come to Pioneer Blvd. for miles to feel a sense of home and belonging to the South Asian community.

Read More »

Tenants Give City “F”

0
Filed under Civil Rights Unit, Media and Photos

(Los Angeles, CA) On June 29th Right to the City – Los Angeles Coalition members, a city-wide multi-ethnic tenant’s coalition, gathered in front of an empty lot in Koreatown – where a now collapsed apartment building once stood  – to give the City of Los Angeles an “F” grade for the City’s lack of habitable housing and its failed Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP).

Read More »

Victory Against the Exploitation of Immigrant Women Workers!

0
Filed under Civil Rights Unit, Media and Photos, Press Releases

Los Angeles Superior Court certifies class action lawsuit against Ziba Beauty Center

On March 18th, 2010 Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Solner certified a class action lawsuit against Ziba Beauty Center for widespread violations of California labor laws. The class includes over 315 former and current employees who allege that Ziba took advantage of their workers, mostly immigrant women from South Asia, by failing to pay them for overtime work, permit them to take meal and rest breaks as required by California labor law, in addition to numerous record-keeping violations.

Read More »

Pioneer Blvd. Workers’ Organizing Project Kicks Off!

0
Filed under Civil Rights Unit, Media and Photos

On August 3rd 2009, South Asian Network (SAN) officially launched its Pioneer Blvd Worker Right’s Organizing Project. The goal of this project is to end the exploitation of South Asian and Latino workers on Pioneer Blvd., and build relationships between these workers. This project has been launched in response to the prevalence of labor rights abuses impacting low income workers.

Read More »

NY Times: Too Poor to Make the News

0
Filed under Civil Rights Unit, Media and Photos, SAN in the News

By Barbara Ehrenreich

THE human side of the recession, in the new media genre that’s been called “recession porn,” is the story of an incremental descent from excess to frugality, from ease to austerity. The super-rich give up their personal jets; the upper middle class cut back on private Pilates classes; the merely middle class forgo vacations and evenings at Applebee’s. In some accounts, the recession is even described as the “great leveler,” smudging the dizzying levels of inequality that characterized the last couple of decades and squeezing everyone into a single great class, the Nouveau Poor, in which we will all drive tiny fuel-efficient cars and grow tomatoes on our porches.

Read More »