07.11.2003

Anti-Immigrant Backlash After 9/11 @ Judson Memorial Church

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Date/Time: 11/07/2003 12:00 am


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Monami Maulik is co-founder of DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving), a
community-based social justice group organizing low-income South Asian
immigrants. Since 9/11, DRUM has campaigned to stop the disappearances of
immigrants and anti-immigrant racial violence.
http://www.drumnation.org/drum.html
Rehan Ansari is editor of the Independent Press Association’s “Voices That
Must Be Heard,” which translates articles from New York’s immigrant and
ethnic press to help connect immigrant communities, communities of color,
and American society at large.
http://www.indypressny.org/

This is the latest in FAIR’s series of media talks, now held at Judson
Memorial Church. Past topics have included media coverage of AIDS drugs
and Africa, the “drug war” in Colombia, the Zapatistas, reproductive
freedom, civil liberties after September 11, and more. All talks are free
and open to the public. To stay informed about upcoming events, sign up
for free email updates at: www.fair.org
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FAIR Event in NYC!
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PLEASE NOTE: FAIR’s series of media talks has a new location. They are now
held in the Garden Room of Judson Memorial Church, in the Village.
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FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) presents
“Anti-Immigrant Backlash After 9/11:
Stories from NYC communities that aren’t on big media’s beat”
a talk by
Chandra Bhatnagar, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
&
Monami Maulik, DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving)
&
Rehan Ansari, Independent Press Association
Friday, July 11, 6:30 PM
Judson Memorial Church, Garden Room
241 Thompson St., New York
Between Washington Square South & West 3rd St.
Free and Open to the Public
New York City is rich in immigrant communities, and it’s also the U.S.’s
news media capital. So why isn’t there more reporting on the
anti-immigrant backlash since September 11? Special registration, secret
detentions and racial violence should be major stories both locally and
nationally, yet there are few mainstream reporters investigating these
issues in-depth. Please join FAIR to hear some of the stories that
haven’t made it into mainstream media, and to learn how New York’s
immigrant communities are organizing to protect their rights, and how you
can get involved.

Chandra Bhatnagar is an attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense &
Education Fund, where he directs the South Asian Workers’ Project for
Human Rights, a community-based direct legal services project serving low
wage workers from the South Asian diaspora.
http://www.aaldef.org/
Monami Maulik is co-founder of DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving), a
community-based social justice group organizing low-income South Asian
immigrants. Since 9/11, DRUM has campaigned to stop the disappearances of
immigrants and anti-immigrant racial violence.
http://www.drumnation.org/drum.html
Rehan Ansari is editor of the Independent Press Association’s “Voices That
Must Be Heard,” which translates articles from New York’s immigrant and
ethnic press to help connect immigrant communities, communities of color,
and American society at large.
http://www.indypressny.org/

This is the latest in FAIR’s series of media talks, now held at Judson
Memorial Church. Past topics have included media coverage of AIDS drugs
and Africa, the “drug war” in Colombia, the Zapatistas, reproductive
freedom, civil liberties after September 11, and more. All talks are free
and open to the public. To stay informed about upcoming events, sign up
for free email updates at: www.fair.org

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