Saheli 5K Walk Against Violence

Since 2005, Saheli has been organizing an annual 5K Walk Against Violence during October, Domestic Violence Awareness month. This year, the walk was held on Sunday, October 3rd and despite the harsh winds and weather was attended by the young and old alike. Board Member and event organizer, Tanvi Devimane led the way for the…

Free Computer Classes by Saheli Start in Quincy Center

Saheli started an exciting new computer literacy program at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy Center on October 7, 2015.  We thank Clayton Cheever and staff members of the library for their help in getting these classes started.       The Waltham Public Library class has started up once again and invites students and volunteers…

South Asian Bar Assoc. of Greater Boston Presentations

Know Your Rights The sixth session of Know Your Rights! (“KYR”) begins weekly classes on Monday, March 30, 2015, where South Asian community members attend two-hour sessions on a variety of legal topics, such as employment law, criminal law, family law, and many others! Graduates of this program leave armed with information and contacts to…

Join Saheli and Mass White Ribbon Campaign on March 5, 2015

On March 5th we will celebrate our 8th Annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign with a wonderful line-up at the State House.  Program runs from 1 – 2:30 and is followed by a dessert reception.  This year’s theme asks us all to reimagine manhood as valuing kindness, respect, equity and non-violence.  Please help us get…

Men’s Program to Prevent Violence Makes Plans for 2015

Men’s Program Leader Ramesh Advani organized a meeting of South Asian men working to prevent violence against women on November 16th. The keynote speaker,  Mr. Craig Bohm-Norberg, of Jane Doe Inc., spoke about the history of the Men Against Violence Movement, described the variety of ways in which communities are addressing the issue, and said…

Rita Shah Honored by Gurjar

Rita Shah, our family services coordinator, was honored by Gurjar the largest Gujrati speaking organization at a Diwali celebration recently. Rita started a program at the Burlington Council of Aging to break the isolation of seniors by bringing them together to share lunch, yoga and computer classes, and social time. Read more in India New…

Saheli Sabha South Shore Celebrates Diwali and Halloween

Sunday October 26th, Saheli sponsored a Diwali Festival held at South School in Holbrook. A diverse South Asian group of performers participated in festivities organized by Vrindaban Preservation Society. Saheli hosted a table and South Shore coordinator Vandana organized a Ram Leela presentation while volunteer Eshita Chakravarti made videos. About 1800 people attended and Saheli brochures…

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Breakthrough Foundation Does it Again. Ring the Bell when you see abuse and violence against women. During last month’s NASCAR Speedway Championship in Miami, an animated PSA played 72 times on the stadium’s Jumbotron. Called “Be That Guy,” the 30-second animation asks men to take action when they witness others committing or condoning violence and…