172 Allen Street
New York City, New York 10002

Suggested donation $10 - $50

Please join SALGA for this important discussion and opportunity to support activists working with sexual minorities in India to raise critical funds for skills building, crisis intervention, outreach and other ongoing programs. This event will highlight some of the issues facing female-born sexual minorities in India by focusing on LesBiT, a collective of Lesbian, Bisexual women and female-to-male Trans-men. LesBiT is part of Sangama, a human rights organization based in Bangalore, India, that works with sexual minorities.

Panelists will include:

*Manohar Elavarthi: Founder of Sangama
*Svati Shah: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Women's Studies at Wellesley College.
*Krittika Ghosh: Research & Outreach Coordinator at Connect New York
*Lauren Logiudice and Sonia J. Cheruvillil: Past American India Foundation Service Corps fellows at Sangama and LesBiT.
**Moderated by Bhavana Nancherla: Past American India Foundation Service Corps fellow at LEPRA Society, Hyderabad.

an informal reception with the panelists on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 from 5-7pm at Leela Lounge, 1 West 3rd Street (between Broadway & Mercer) http://www.leelalounge.com

Sangama is a sexuality minorities human rights organization for individuals oppressed due to their sexual preference. We especially emphasize the concerns of sexuality minorities from poor and/or non-English speaking backgrounds, sexual minority sex workers who otherwise have little or no access to information and resources. LesBiT is a support group for Lesbians/Bisexual Women and Transgenders. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit their website at http://lesbit.in/ . See also http://sangama.org/

SALGA-NYC is a social, political and support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people who trace their descent from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet as well as people of South Asian descent from countries such as Guyana, Trinidad and Kenya. Our support group meets every second Saturday of the month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center located at 208 W 13th Street, (between 7th & 8th Aves.), New York, NY. Our support group meetings are open to South Asians only. All are welcome to our other events.

Further information about SALGA is available on its web site at www.salganyc.org .

Added by Fumio on September 29, 2007

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