Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus is saddened to read the news today of a beating of a Muslim youth by a Hindu mob, many of them allegedly Bajrang Dal members. News reports state that the reason for this violent attack was that the youth was seen with a Hindu girl.
Sadhana is deeply disheartened at New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s denial of Chaumtoli Huq’s request for dialogue to address racial and gender justice in New York City. Last year, Sadhana joined 60 organizations and over 700 individuals to demand justice for Chaumtoli, who was unreasonably and violently arrested in July 2014 in an act of aggressive over-policing against a woman of color. Chaumtoli settled her legal case this past week, but her call for justice continues.
We continue to stand with Chaumtoli and demand that Mayor De Blasio #hearusnow. Something must be done to address the cases of police brutality that have come to the forefront in the recent past. We at Sadhana believe in the power of dialogue and demand that Mayor De Blasio begin a conversation to cultivate policy solutions and foster healing in our city, our nation, and our world.
For our September cleanup, Sadhana will be partnering with NYC Audubon as part of a multi-state effort to improve coastline habitat in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day. As such we will not be hosting a cleanup on the first Saturday in September, but rather on September 19th.
See details and learn how to register below.
Jamaica Bay Beach Cleanup
Saturday, September 19, 10am-2pm
(Rain date: September 26, 10-2pm)
Equipment, refreshments, and transportation from Manhattan are provided.
Join NYC Audubon and Sadhana to clear the beach and raise awareness of the importance of coastal areas to birdlife! This year's cleanup is being coordinated by the American Littoral Society.
Registration is REQUIRED -
Visit http://www.nycaudubon.org/international-coastal-cleanup-day to register.
If you are coming from Manhattan, the bus will depart from the NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street on at 9am.
Sadhana thanks NYC Audubon for your continued partnership!