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Call for Storytellers: Post-9/11 Monologues

Call for Storytellers: Post-9/11 Monologues

  Sixteen years after the events in New York, Philadelphia South Asian Collective (PSAC) in collaboration with National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), is bringing communities together to discuss racialized experiences of Islamophobia and racism post-9/11. We’re currently looking for storytellers to submit ideas to be performed at an event in Philadelphia on September 11th. We will prioritize submissions from Muslims of color, queer Muslims, fat Muslims, disabled Muslims, Muslims from US-occupied homelands, Muslims from any occupied homelands, and…

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PSAC STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP

PSAC STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP

As members of the Philadelphia South Asian Collective (PSAC), we stand in opposition to the upcoming Trump presidency. Donald Trump’s campaign was based upon troubling anti-Muslim, anti-black, anti-immigrant, able-ist and homophobic rhetoric. While such rhetoric is not new to American life, Trump’s presidency stands to further erode our civil liberties and what remains of our social welfare state. We at PSAC oppose the rising tide of white ethnonationalism, the crackdown on public education, and the intensification of our militarized system of law enforcement that…

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PSAC’s Statement on the Democratic National Convention

PSAC’s Statement on the Democratic National Convention

This July, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will convene in Philadelphia. The primary goal of this convention is to formally announce candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency as well as to adopt a comprehensive party platform. We, the Philadelphia South Asian Collective (PSAC), denounce the DNC and stand in solidarity with other communities of color, environmental organizations, labor groups, and anti-war coalitions in condemning the Democratic Party for the grave injustices it perpetuates among the most vulnerable populations domestically…

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Good Girls Marry Doctors

Good Girls Marry Doctors

The Philadelphia South Asian Collective Invites You To Good Girls Marry Doctors:  South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion     This event is: Free to attend Open to all (bring your friends, family, neighbors!) RSVP requested but not required- http://bit.ly/2nqQ3vv   [Image: Cover of Good Girls Marry Doctors book with the text: Philly South Asian Collective presents good girls marry doctors featuring editor Piyali Bhattacharya, contributors Meghna Chandra, Swati Khurana, & Surya Kundy, moderator Sheila Shankar Friday 3.24.17 from…

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Solidarity Statement with Brian Burney and Philadelphia Student Union

Solidarity Statement with Brian Burney and Philadelphia Student Union

The Philadelphia South Asian Collective (PSAC) supports Brian Burney and the Philadelphia Student Union in their call to fire Officer Jeffrey Maciocha and for the overhaul of school policing in the Philadelphia School District.   On Thursday, May 5th, Officer Jeffrey Maciocha assaulted Ben Franklin High School student, Brian Burney, while Burney was attempting to use the bathroom. According to Maciocha and in the report filed by the School District, Burney threw an orange at Officer Jeffrey Maciocha, who was…

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