Empowering Ourselves: Strengthening our South Asian Voice

Session #1: Learn about how non-profit organizations can be involved in nonpartisan voter registration, political empowerment, and lobbying efforts on issues that affect the South Asian Community while complying with legal obligations and standards. The discussion will also provide information about how organizations can effectively exert a voice in the political and civic landscape. We encourage board members, executive directors, management staff, advocates, and volunteer organizations to attend this event. Who: Non-Profit Organizations with or without 501c3 status and Volunteer Groups When: Saturday, April 1, 2006 Where: Indo-American Center, 6328 N. California, Chicago 60659 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Sponsors: Indo-American Democratic Organization and South Asian American Leaders for Tomorrow Cosponsors: Civil Rights Education Center, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Indo-American Center, Indian American Bar Association, Midwest Business Alliance, Muslim Civil Rights Center, Network of Indian American Professionals, Pakistani American Bar Association, Pakistani American Christian Association of Chicago, South Asian American Policy and Research Institute, and South Asian Progressive Action Collective. If you would like to attend, contact Sadiya Ahmed at gov.relations@cairchicago.org

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