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AshaKiran

February is National Black History Month - the month our nation has set aside to acknowledge contributions and remember extraordinary sacrifices made by Black Americans.

SO.....what can YOU, your organization and/or community do to help?

There are tons of resource materials for individuals, organizations, faith-based organizations & community groups can share and/or great ideas & inspirations - here are just a few we found:

www.showingupforracialjustice.org/black_led_racial_justice_organizations

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/6-ways-to-celebrate-black-history-month_us_5893a84fe4b0985224db537e

www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/celebrate-black-history-month/

www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/02/05/black_history_month_tips_for_celebrating_it_better.html

www.nysut.org/news/nysut-united/issues/2016/february-2016/free-posters-and-toolkits

mashable.com/2017/02/04/black-history-month-ways-to-celebrate/#ppFD0FaAhiqw

SHARE this post to help get the word and information out about Black History Month!

#BlackHistoryMonth
#BCofThemWeCan
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February is National Black History Month - the month our nation has set aside to acknowledge contributions and remember extraordinary sacrifices made by Black Americans. 

SO.....what can YOU, your organization and/or community do to help?

There are tons of resource materials for individuals, organizations, faith-based organizations & community groups can share and/or great ideas & inspirations - here are just a few we found:

http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/black_led_racial_justice_organizations

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/6-ways-to-celebrate-black-history-month_us_5893a84fe4b0985224db537e

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/celebrate-black-history-month/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/02/05/black_history_month_tips_for_celebrating_it_better.html

https://www.nysut.org/news/nysut-united/issues/2016/february-2016/free-posters-and-toolkits

http://mashable.com/2017/02/04/black-history-month-ways-to-celebrate/#ppFD0FaAhiqw

SHARE this post to help get the word and information out about Black History Month!

#BlackHistoryMonth
#BCofThemWeCan

2 hours ago

AshaKiran

International Women's Day lecture on Female Migrants from MexicoMar 8, 5:30pmWilson Hall @ UAH, Wilson Hall TheaterInternational Women's Day lecture by Dr. Larisa Veloz from the University of Texas at El Paso: "'Even the Women are leaving:' Mexican Female and Family Migration in the Early Twentieth Century." This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Dr. Nicole Pacino at nicole.pacino@uah.edu with any questions. ... See MoreSee Less

International Womens Day lecture on Female Migrants from Mexico

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AshaKiran

From our friends at NATA:

We are planning to have a Sangeetha Vibhavari program on March 24th as part of Ugadi celebrations.

At this point we would like to request entries for 5 more (total 10) songs and each should not exceed 5 mins. Songs should be in Telugu - any movie song is welcome. We will send another email once we receive 10 programs (or 1 hour). A person/kid cannot sing more than one song. Group songs are welcome. Please send entries by end of February. Bring your own karaoke music.

Questions are welcome. We highly encourage adults to participate.

Please send your entries to teluguhsv.cultural@gmail.com

Please include and use the following format (Age - no restrictions :

Song name:
Participants:
Music teacher/guide:
Duration:
Email:
For each kid, we need parent emails as well.

Thank you all,

NATA
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February is National Black History Month - the month our nation has set aside to acknowledge contributions and remember extraordinary sacrifices made by Black Americans.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 'Women of Color' poster!

#BlackHistoryMonth #BCofThemWeCan #NASAWomenOfColor
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February is National Black History Month - the month our nation has set aside to acknowledge contributions and remember extraordinary sacrifices made by Black Americans.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Women of Color poster!

#BlackHistoryMonth #BCofThemWeCan #NASAWomenOfColor
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Alabama Women Student Leaders Conference (ALA-WSL)

Alabama Women Student Leaders Conference (ALA-WSL)

Mar 3, 8:30am - Mar 3, 4:00pm

300 N Beaty St, Athens, AL 35611-1902, United States Map

The 14th Annual Premier College/University (C/U) Women Student Leadership Conference is hosted by American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Birmingham.

Event location: Athens State University, Athens, AL
Address: 300 North Beaty Street, Athens, AL 35611
Event time: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30 am – 4 pm
Share reservation form with other college/university women students, and submit by January 31, 2018, and please RSVP online at goo.gl/forms/TV251L3tNxEFWin82

For questions or concerns, contact us at audrey5190@yahoo.com
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Community Kite Festival 2018

Community Kite Festival 2018

Mar 3, 11:00am - Mar 3, 3:00pm

Jaycee's Bldg & Fairgrounds, 2180 Airport Road, Huntsville, Al
2180 Airport Road
Huntsville, AL   Map

In today’s world, each one of us gets impacted by what happens locally, nationally and internationally and our actions also have a social and political effect. Poverty, abuse/violence, discrimination, etc. permeate society at every level. Let’s take the initiative to come together in solidarity to understand these concerns and the connections to be a network that stands for a responsible and equal world.

Join us for the 6th Annual Community Kite Festival for "SOARING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE" on March 3, 2018 from 11AM-3PM, at John Hunt Park Jaycee Building & Fields, Huntsville, AL

Want to VOLUNTEER at this years' Kite Festival?
Sign up here: goo.gl/forms/2Pf0dunQXkN0Zd8x2

2018 Community Kite Festival Dignitaries: More Info Coming Soon!

2018 Community Kite Festival Food Vendors:
Ice Works
Regale Cupcakery
Rollin Lobstah
O Taste N See BBQ
Little Red Lunchbox
Brain Freeze Ice Cream
The Veggie-Vegan Comfort Food
India Garden
Nanny's Lemonade
the Food Truck
Neon Lilly-Café' on Wheels

2018 Food Vendors Chair: Daniel Kasambira
Daniel.kasambira@ymcahuntsville.org Or 256-705-9622 x312

2018 Community Organizations Booth Displays:
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxpSwH7VIHogrDG-ZLPUa0Jr3pyRizwEfuc002GoSHYr6QlA/viewform?c=0&w=1

2018 Entertainment Chair: Kenny Anderson
kenny.anderson@huntsvilleal.gov

We are still looking for a few more entertainers for the Community Kite Festival 2018! Interested? Submit an application online here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJYumsiNrhu0gINL0CbRpfGuH3WxGCtOD2M2hBVtbJ6v2jMA/viewform

CHAIR: Pat McCay, TTS / pmccay@tcg-consult.com
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Family Fair

Family Fair

Mar 10, 10:00am - Mar 10, 5:00pm

Downtown Huntsville Library

This year the Downtown Huntsville Library is hosting a Family Fair for the Huntsville and Madison County area on Saturday, March 10. Our goal with this event is to introduce families to all of the wonderful organizations and resources available for them. This event will be free to the public. We will also be hosting two special story times at 10 and 12 for all ages!... See MoreSee Less

HIA HOLI 2018

HIA HOLI 2018

Mar 11, 11:00am - Mar 11, 2:30pm

14800 Vishnu Way, Harvest, AL 35749, United States Map

Come & join us as we celebrate the most colorful festival of the year!
At: Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama (HCCNA)
14800 Vishnu Way Harvest, AL 35749
Admission Fee: $5 for adults; Children 7 yrs & under are free
Admission includes cultural show, colors, and food (optional)
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AK CC Conference 2018

AK CC Conference 2018

Mar 19, 8:30am - Mar 19, 4:30pm

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Dr NW
Huntsville, AL  35899 Map

What does domestic violence look like for individuals with disabilities? What types of sexual assault are individuals with disabilities vulnerable to? How do cultural and other factors influence help-seeking?

Join AshaKiran, the UAH Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and Women's and Gender Studies at UAH, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind - AIDB for the AK CC Conference 2018: Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities Experiencing Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking.

This years' conference is intended to increase participants’ awareness of the cultural barriers for individuals with disabilities that impact recovery, accessing mainstream victims’ services, law enforcement and other systems. The goal will be to develop more effective tools aimed at serving and supporting individuals with disabilities who have suffered from domestic violence and/or sexual assault. @1Touch Project will also provide an opportunity for interactive self-defense techniques & strategies specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. CEU, NBCC & CRCC credits are available. Accommodations available upon request.

$20 General Admission (includes lunch & materials)
$25 CEU/NBCC (includes lunch & materials)
FREE for UAH Students with registration.

Registration DEADLINE: March 5, 2018.
TO REGISTER: goo.gl/forms/yBjJK0aVUTgnqPqy1

For more information: 256.509.1882 or ccat@ashakiranonline.org

www.facebook.com/events/1981624252102036/

#AKCCConference2018

WANT TO HELP VOLUNTEER? We need volunteers to help registering attendees and to issue certifications at the end.

Volunteers needed @7:15AM - 8:30AM and 4PM - 5PM******

Sign up here: goo.gl/forms/7w7dKM7gwh5cqJ5k2

******All volunteers for this conference are required to attend Disability Etiquette Training: As attendees to this conference will also include individuals with disabilities, prior to the conference, ADRS - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will provide a FREE 'Disability Etiquette Training' for volunteers that do not normally work with individuals with disabilities on March 12th @1PM -3PM at ADRS, 3000 Johnson Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35805.
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State Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence

State Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence

Oct 7, 2:00pm - Oct 7, 3:00pm

Alabama A&M University
4900 Meridian St N
Normal, AL  35762 Map

Join us! More info to follow!

CONTACT: info@ashakiranonline.org
AK OFFICE: (256) 509 - 1882

#ALHumanChainAgainstDV


Be a link in the human chain against domestic violence!
Join AshaKiran and other organizations across Alabama as they host their annual State-Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence on Sunday October 7th 2017 from 2pm to 3 pm!

In recognition of October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness month, AshaKiran, the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) and other non-profit organizations throughout Alabama are working together in solidarity synchronizing human chain events to occur simultaneously across the state in their own counties, on the same day, at the same time and repeat the same pledge making a stand against domestic violence - a truly positive and inspiring message to represent our state. Subsequently, our local citizens, social groups and non-profits present will link hands to form a human chain and together make the pledge to take a stand against domestic violence. Abusers keep their power with silence and secrecy - by placing a spotlight on domestic violence brings DV out of the dark and helps to end that cycle.

AshaKiran invites the community to join the diverse organizations from throughout the city that have gathered to support and make a stand against domestic violence at their individual human chain taking place at Alabama A & M University Campus in Huntsville, AL!

This is a FREE event which include 2018 speakers: more info coming soon!

"When we respect each other we may minimize the violence we're doing and definitely events like this, any event, I think it makes us think, and become cognizant of what someone is going through,” said AshaKiran Founder and President Bhavani Kakani. “People may hear and learn about the violence and learn that they can get help - by helping just one person, they can start to break the cycle of domestic violence," Kakani continued.

Additionally, the Coordinated Community Task Force (CCR) against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault serving Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Morgan Counties have organized a month of events during October encouraging the public to attend, wear purple, or purple ribbons to help place a focus on domestic violence awareness.

Human Chain Event 2017 participating organizations include:
more info coming soon!

#ALHumanChainAgainstDV


HUMAN CHAIN EVENTS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE taking place in Alabama on October 8th 2017:

MADISON COUNTY:
AshaKiran, Coordinated Community Task Force (CCR) against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault serving Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Morgan Counties & more coming soon!
Alabama A & M University Campus, 4900 Meridian St. N, HSV, AL
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