South Asian Network Launches Report ‘ From Displacement to Internment’


SAN officials and community members at the report-launching ceremony

Artesia , CA : On Friday, November 19, 2010, South Asian Network (SAN), held a press conference to share the highlights of a report ‘From Displacement to Internment.’ Told by South Asians, the report presents stories that seek to document a more holistic account of experiences of low-income workers, undocumented immigrants, survivors of domestic violence, targets of abuse and many others whose “American Dream” has turned into a “nightmare.”

Hamid Khan, SAN’s outgoing executive director; Susan Alva, report author of the Migration Policy  and Resource Center at Occidental College; Rizwana Shaheen, survivor of domestic and state violence; Farhana Shahid, SAN Staff member and community member in the report experiencing racial profiling, and Manju sha Kulkarni, SAN’s new executive director, spoke about the many human rights violations.

 

A SAN press release about the report stated: The stories we share - only some out of hundreds - all convey how South Asian communities and communities of color have been criminalized, punished and yet dealt with emotional trauma through resilience.   As we celebrate SAN’s 20 th anniversary year, our hope is that this report is a living document to build bridges and draw parallels with histories of other similarly situated communities and build towards a just and equitable society.

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