Some of us in Sadhana will be in both Washington DC and New York City this Saturday for the Women’s March. We will be marching to assert our collective voice for justice as immigrant Americans, Hindu Americans, and just plain Americans.
Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have described the march as a “women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.”
We support this march because it epitomizes values which are so central to our mission and our grassroots advocacy.
Sadhana is grounded in ekatva - oneness of all humanity. It is this principle which propels us to fight for equality. All of us are equal and deserve equal access to justice, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, caste, or any other identity. To that end, we will march because women must get the same wage as men for the same work – Sadhana supports equal pay for equal work. We will march because we must all get a living wage – Sadhana supports the fight for a $15 minimum wage across the country.
Much of our work is also steeped in ahimsa (non-violence). We will march because there can be zero tolerance for violence against women and sexual harassment. We will march because the Earth also deserves to be treated with peace – climate action now! We will march because Muslims, immigrants and the LGBTQ community should not be targeted and discriminated against. By marching on Washington, we see ourselves as part of a huge force in America of men and women, individuals and communities, insisting on justice for ALL.