Join the HAF team to learn more about issues affecting Hindus in America, how HAF is advocating on behalf of the community, and how you can help build a Hindu American voice that is heard by leaders in public policy, media, academia, and the public at large.
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 (Dinner will be served)
Location: 201 East 57th Street, Westmont, IL 60559
- Mihir Meghani, M.D., is a co-founder of HAF. He has provided medical care in India after the 2001 earthquake, in NY after 9/11, and in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami with The Permanente Medical Group. A member of the US Department of Homeland Security's Disaster Medical Assistance Team and former member of the East Bay Regional Parks Advisory Committee, Dr. Meghani has received numerous awards for his community service. He also serves on the Board of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council.
- Murali Balaji, Ph.D., is Director of Education and Curriculum Reform. A Fulbright Specialist and former journalist, he has taught at Temple University, Penn State University, and Lincoln University, where he served as Chair of the Department of Mass Communications, overseeing assessment and curriculum building efforts. A longtime advocate of minority issues, Mr. Balaji is the author of several books and the co-editor of the seminal anthologies Desi Rap (2008) and Global Masculinities and Manhood (2011). A native of the Philadelphia area, Mr. Balaji earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in Mass Communication from Penn State.
From the Take Back Yoga campaign to public school textbook reform to the annual DC Advocacy Days, HAF continues to provide a professional and progressive voice for our community. Why does our community need an advocacy group? What does it all mean for you? How can you be an advocate?
Come find out on October 19th and RSVP today!
The HAF Team