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…

Saheli 2014 Walk Against Domestic Violence

Great weather, a good cause and wonderful volunteers, three ingredients made for a very successful Walk. 75 men, women, children, elders, and even 2 dogs, participated in Sahelis Annual Walk To Prevent Domestic Violence in Burlington on September 27th. Thank you to all who joined us, walked with us, donated funds, sponsored the event, organized…

Saheli Sabha in Quincy Gaining Members

Saheli started a new program in Faxon Commons in Quincy in May 2014. Called Saheli Sabha South Shore, so far, the program brings together a dozen or more women with young children. Guided and led by Vandana Sharma, Saheli’s South Shore coordinator, the group meets on the first Monday of the month in the Faxon…

Saheli Explores Services for South Shore residents

Saheli organized a kick-off meeting in the Roche Brothers Meeting Room in Quincy on June 5th with presentations about Quincy’s Asian residents, school profiles of immigrant children, and domestic violence and mental health resources available to the Asian community.  The meeting was organized with the help of John Brothers of Quincy Asian Resources. Speakers included:…