Tidbit: National Coalition of South Asian Organizations Forming in U.S.

SAALT announces a "webinar" tomorrow.  Here is the announcement with details for how to get on the call if you want to go voice your approval, comments, concerns, or complaints.  If you happen to be on the call, can you let us know how it went?

Coalition of South Asian Groups Unites, Unveils National Action Agenda

WHAT: Announcement of formation of National Coalition of South Asian Organizations and unveiling of national policy and action agenda, a document that lays out issues and policy recommendations

WHEN: 12:30PM EST/ 11:30PM CST/ 9:30AM PST on Tuesday, June 24th

HOW: We invite you to join a conference call and online presentation. Please pre-register using this link by June 23rd. You will receive information about how to access the webinar (which includes a call-in portion and an online presentation).

LINK: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/677931562

ABOUT THE NCSO: The nation's first coalition of South Asian organizations will launch its national policy and action agenda and collaborative projects on June 24th, 2008 in New York City at 12:30PM EST. The National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO) is comprised of 29 organizations that empower South Asian communities in 12 metropolitan areas around the United States through social service provision, community education, advocacy and organizing.

Over 2.7 million South Asians live in the United States today and face a range of issues and concerns. The NCSO's formation, collaborative projects, and release of a national policy and action agenda will increase civic engagement by the community and contribute to positive policy change that can benefit South Asians and all individuals in the United States. With the 2008 Elections on the horizon, the national policy and action agenda will highlight many of the issues facing South Asian communities in the United States.

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