On Saturday, March 18, Sadhana had an amazingly successful immigration Know Your Rights forum at Richi Rich Palace. We had representatives from many city agencies - NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, NYC Commission On Human Rights, NYPD, New York City Department of Education, as well as a very insightful and knowledgeable immigration attorney from Brooklyn Defender Services. The event culminated with a beautiful musical tribute entitled Maatri Bhajata by Ravi Mishra.
The entire video of the event is posted on the Sadhana Facebook page for those who couldn't attend in person.
We could not have done it without our wonderful community partners who joined us in solidarity to share resources about their work with attendees and also contributed delicious food items - Indo-Caribbean Alliance, The Caribbean Equality Project, Jahajee Sisters: Empowering Indo-Caribbean Women, Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, Chhaya Community Development Corporation, DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving, The Sikh Cultural Society Richmond Hilll New York, and Rajkumari CulturalCenter.
A huge thank you to the extraordinary Nick Gulotta of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit for all you do for our city and for all your teamwork and dedication to planning this event with us. We are ever grateful.
Here are professional photos of the event from Anand Mohanlall.