India West Journal: South Asians For America Offers First-Ever South Asian Organizing Training Series

India West Journal, April 13, 2022, South Asians For America Offers First-Ever South Asian Organizing Training Series

South Asians for America (SAFA) will offer a first-of-its-kind organizing training series for the South Asian community to take place on Thursdays, April 14, 21and 28 at 8 pm ET via Zoom.

The first session on April 14 will discuss the basics of community organizing and will include a panel with Executive Vice President and CFO of National Community Reinvestment Coalition and former COO of National Immigration Law Center Adnan Bokhari, National Vice President of Organizing for Brady Campaign United Against Gun Violence Shikha Hamilton, Sierra Club Digital Organizer Nidhi Khanna, and DNC API Outreach Director Eric Salcedo.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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