Two Community Alerts:
1. Be Aware of Your Rights
2. We Are ALL Arizona Action Update
In light of the recent events in New York around the Times Square car bomb incident, we may see the FBI and Department of Homeland Security engage in increased surveillance and interrogations within our communities, leading to possible detentions.
Twenty Years of Community, Justice, and Transformation
(Artesia, CA) On April 10th, 2010, one hundred and fifty South Asian Network (SAN) community members, staff, board members, and community partners gathered throughout the evening to commemorate years of services, support, and justice for the South Asian community.
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.
Artesia’s Pioneer Boulevard bustles with sari stores, jewelry boutiques and Indian restaurants that cater to the thousands of South Asian immigrants who have settled into the neighborhood.
Community Members Access Various Health Services
LAWNDALE, CA– 108 South Asian community members gathered as early as 8:00am at South Asian Network’s (SAN) first free health fair in the South Bay to access free health services. In these hard economic times, community members came with one goal in mind – to be able to get a basic health check up.
SAN Launches New “Neighborhood Activities and Nutrition” Program for Older Adults at Artesia Community Center.
ARTESIA, CA. South Asian seniors migrating to and reuniting with family in the U.S. oftentimes experience feelings of isolation and lack of belonging. Through intensive case management with South Asian seniors since 2003, South Asian Network (SAN) staff has noticed these concerns with elderly South Asian community members.
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
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.
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.