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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.
Event Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Dinner Will be Served)
Location: Antun's Restaurant, 244 W Old Country Road, Hicksville, NY 11801
Local Contact: Bijal Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bhavani Srinivasan (email@example.com)
Suhag Shukla, Esq., Executive Director and Legal Counsel, is a co-founder of HAF. She holds a BA in Religion and JD from the University of Florida. As Legal Counsel, Ms. Shukla has helped launch the Foundation as a leading voice for religious freedom. She is tasked with cultivating strategic intrafaith and interfaith relationships, the latter for which seeks areas of shared interests and has forged diverse collaborations in the realms of church/state advocacy and issue-specific dialogue. She has been instrumental in the development of a broad range of educational materials and position papers, is on the editorial team of HAF's groundbreaking human rights report, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Ms. Shukla is actively involved with Chinmaya Mission, has served on the Boards of the Nirvana Center, a Bhutanese resettlement center, as well as the YWCA of Minneapolis, and was a member of the Planning Committee of the St. Paul Interfaith Network. Nationally, she serves on religious advisory committees for the Department of Homeland Security and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sheetal Shah, Senior Director based in New York City, holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics. She focuses on communicating with and expanding HAF's membership base, fundraising and finances, developing public policy strategy, and building the HAF brand through various means including the Foundation's website. She was instrumental in formulating the Foundation's Take Back Yoga campaign and developing the Hindu American Congressional Internship. A former member of the Foundation's Executive Council, Ms. Shah is well-experienced in HAF's human rights campaign and community outreach efforts. She is a blogger for Beliefnet.
Harsh Voruganti, Esq., Associate Director of Public Policy based in Washington, D.C., holds a JD from the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Voruganti is responsible for researching and developing the Foundation’s domestic policy priorities. He also works with local chapters to assess state-level legislative priorities and builds relationships with coalition partners, think tanks, and journalists. Before joining HAF’s staff, Mr. Voruganti worked as a fellow at the Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Voruganti also serves on the Board of the D.C. Lawyers’ Chapter of the American Constitution Society and is a designated Next Generation Leader with the organization.
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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 26!