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2021 SABACares Challenge

SABACares was created to provide SABA members with a chance to give back to the South Asian community.  It was launched in 2019 – when nearly 100 SABA members came together for a service activity that supported our community in Atlanta.

While we can’t come together physically this year, this challenge will allow us to come together virtually to benefit nine organizations providing critical and life-saving resources for survivors of domestic violence in our community.

During the period June 14 – July 2, 2021, join us by completing one or more of the following activities:

  • Make a financial contribution directly to one of the nine organizations listed below. Each is a past SABA Foundation grantee working to protect and support survivors.  If you prefer to donate to another organization supporting domestic violence survivors in the South Asian community, that will also satisfy this requirement.
  • Maximize your Contribution. Add one or more of these organizations to your company’s corporate donation matching system.
  • Send a Note of Encouragement. Click here to write a virtual message for a survivor – SABA will take care of printing and delivering your note!
  • Spread the Word. Record a video of you sending a message of solidarity to survivors everywhere, tag @SABALegal and one or more of the organizations below in your social media and post. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SABACares.
  • Reach out to an organization below, or one near you, to learn how you can provide pro bono or reduced fixed-rate legal services to help survivors.
  • Get Creative.  Brainstorm with a friend or colleague how we can contribute to reducing domestic violence in the South Asian community. Send those ideas to: pjbathija@gmail.com.

Let us know that you have completed these activities by filling out this form. For each activity you complete and report, you will receive one raffle entry for some great prizes, including one free registration to the SABA Conference in San Francisco.

Please note, although you must be a SABA member to be entered into the raffle, you do not need to be registered for the 2021 SABA Conference to participate.

 

**Domestic Violence Organizations Supported by the 2021 SABACares Challenge**

 

Asha for Women, Inc. (Washington, DC)

Donate here

To volunteer, email lakshmi@ashaforwomen.org

@AshaForWomen

 

Daya Houston (Texas)

Donate here

To volunteer, email pam@dayahouston.org

@DayaHouston

 

HEART Women and Girls (Illinois)

Donate here

To volunteer, email Info@heartwomenandgirls.org

@hearttogrow

 

Kiran (North Carolina)

Donate here

To volunteer, email kiranstaff@kiraninc.org

@kiran_inc

 

Mai Family Services (Michigan)

Donate here

To volunteer, click here

@MAIFamilyMI

 

Maitri (California, Bay Area)

Donate here

To volunteer, view opportunities or email maitri@maitri.org

@maitribayarea

 

Narika (California, Bay Area)

Donate here

To volunteer, email narika@narika.org and bindu@narika.org

@narikabayarea

 

Noor Family Services (Georgia)

Donate here

To volunteer, email infor@noorfamilyservices.org

 

Raksha (Georgia)

Donate here

To volunteer, email Raksa@raksha.org

@rakshainc

 

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SABA North America announced the launch of the SABA Racial Justice Task Force in September 2020. Lawyers have a special responsibility to enhance the quality of justice within our legal system. As an association of South Asian lawyers, SABA North America recognizes that the road to equal treatment for all, particularly for other communities of color, is intertwined with justice for Black lives. SABA North America also acknowledges the role that systemic racism plays in perpetuating disparities in almost all areas of our society, including policing, housing, healthcare, and education. And given the uniquely deep legacy and history of oppression, it is clear that Black lives bear the brunt of these systemic inequities.

"We created the Racial Justice Task Force to work in allyship to combat the institutionalized racism, inequality and injustice that has occurred for far too long," said SABA North America President Rippi Gill. "In the coming months, SABA, through the Racial Justice Task Force, will incorporate activism into its programming, participate in education and outreach efforts to confront racism in the South Asian community directed against the Black community and other ethnic minorities, and join together with our sister organizations to lobby and advocate for reform," said President Gill. "We must do more, say more, and stand for more, and now is the time.  I ask you all to join in our work and efforts. We are stronger together."

Recent SABA Statements

SABA North America periodically makes statements on policy issues of importance to our membership and the South Asian community. See a list of past statements below.

Get Involved

Reach out to us and we will contact you through our Advocacy Committee or
Racial Justice Task Force!