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  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
May 9, 2024 at 3:20 PM

Adhikaar has officially extended to New Jersey!

Dear Friend, Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter. We’re delighted to have you as we share major highlights of our work across programs at Adhikaar.     …
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
February 9, 2024 at 4:21 PM

Building a Powerful, Diverse and Intergenerational Community

Dear Friend, Losar Tashi Delek to all our community members who celebrate the Lunar New Year! We wish everyone a year of prosperity, good health, joy, peace, and a powerful community.    At Adhikaar, we are proud to be the country’s only worker and commu…
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
December 21, 2023 at 7:32 PM

#DYK Adhikaar is offering free TPS legal clinics?

Dear Friend, Welcome to our quarterly newsletter - this time we’re highlighting our community-based programs and campaigns from July to September.    In the last quarter alone, we united a labor-trafficked survivor with his family and also started holdin…
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 5:55 PM

Help Us Meet the Urgent Needs of Our Community

Dear Friend,   Today is Giving Tuesday and we’re writing to you asking for a donation. As you know, Adhikaar is a women-led community and workers’ center and we provide direct services to Nepali-speaking communities from Nepal, Bhutan, Ti…
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
November 13, 2023 at 6:56 PM

“Diversity Plaza” film screening in NYC and beyond

Dear Friend, The Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, New York is one of the most diverse neighborhoods - home to varieties of different ethnicities, including the new wave of increasing immigrants from the Himalayan countries - Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, …
  Maneesha Kelkar, Interim Executive Director & Astha Sharma Pokharel, Board Chair · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Congratulations to Adhikaar’s incoming Co-ED Narbada Chhetri! 🎉🎉

Dear Friend, We are pleased to announce that the Adhikaar Board of Directors has decided to hire two Co-Executive Directors, and that our own Narbada Chhetri has been selected as one of the incoming Co-Executive Directors. We are thrilled to have her in …
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
September 1, 2023 at 3:20 PM

Ask us: What does community safety looks like?

Dear Friend, Every day, Adhikaar strives to strengthen community safety and cross-cultural dialogue, to make sure our members feel seen and recognized as integral members of society who can live, work, worship, and be in community with one another with j…
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
August 22, 2023 at 6:25 PM

A Huge Win: Our Labor Trafficking Survivor Member Got Her Green Card!

Dear Friend, Adhikaar’s theory of change is deeply rooted in providing essential and language-accessible workforce development training and services to address the material needs of our community members. All while educating and organizing them to advoca…
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
August 16, 2023 at 4:23 PM

Celebrating the Halfway Mark in our Adult Literacy Program!

Dear Friend, Welcome to our quarterly newsletter! We have exciting news and highlights to share with you all. This is the first of three newsletters you’ll be receiving from us over the coming days.   …
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
July 25, 2023 at 3:34 PM

18 years ago today....

Dear Friend, Eighteen years ago, in 2005, with $500 and a vision for social change, four immigrant women of color began a journey to ensure the voices and experiences of the Nepali-speaking community were at the forefront of the social justice movement i…
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
June 21, 2023 at 4:37 PM

Come join us to fight for TPS justice in Seattle tomorrow!

Dear Friend, Tomorrow, Adhikaar staff and members, along with the Ramos v. Mayorkas (including Bhattarai case) plaintiffs, legal team, and advocates will be in Seattle, WA for a hearing before the Ninth Circuit courts to defend TPS for the six countries …
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
June 2, 2023 at 3:21 PM

We cannot wait any longer! It's time for us to have a seat at the table

January to April 2023 Newsletter Dear Friend, Welcome to the second part of our quarterly newsletter. We hope that you enjoyed reading and learning about our collective wins and ways Adhikaar is addressing our community’s needs. …
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
May 16, 2023 at 3:11 PM

We won $10k on wage theft - check out how we did it!

January to April 2023 Newsletter Dear Friend, Welcome to our quarterly newsletter! We have exciting news and highlights to share with you all. This is the first of three newsletters you’ll be receiving from us over the coming days. Thank you for being wi…
  Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice · [email protected]
March 2, 2023 at 6:51 PM

THIS SUNDAY: Come celebrate Womxn in the Digital Frontline

Namaste, Tashi Delek!   We would like to invite you to Nari Diwas, our annual Women’s Day celebration. Nari Diwas will be held at P.S. 12 on Sunday, March 5 from 12 to 5 pm. This year Nari Diwas will center on the theme “DigitAll: Innovation and Technolog…
  Adhikaar team · [email protected]
January 27, 2023 at 4:34 PM

Blast from the past: The 2022 highlights 🙌🏾

Dear Friend, At Adhikaar, our vision is to build a powerful, diverse and intergenerational community that embraces our whole selves. Together, we lift up and empower immigrants and workers through grassroots organizing and building political power. As we …
  Narbada Chhetri, Director of Organizing & Programs · [email protected]
December 22, 2022 at 3:50 PM

Youths leading a Powerful and Intergenerational Movement

Dear Friend, Adhikaar is the only women-led community and worker center for Nepali-speaking communities in the country. We organize both Nepali-speaking adults and youths-particularly new immigrant youth –to build a powerful and intergene…
  Narbada Chhetri, Director of Organizing & Programs · [email protected]
December 20, 2022 at 4:20 PM

Fighting for Recognition, Rights, and Dignity of all Domestic Workers

Dear Friend, At Adhikaar we embrace a holistic approach—one that moves from direct services to advocating—as a way of strengthening our members’ leadership and driving systemic change. Organizing and building the power of Domestic Workers…
  Megha Lama, Senior Organizer (Immigration) · [email protected]
December 15, 2022 at 4:20 PM

We won the TPS extension! Learn how we did it.

Dear Friend, Welcome to the second part of our quarterly newsletter. We hope that you enjoyed reading and learning about our community needs and how Adhikaar is addressing them. As a leader in the fight for TPS, we have been advocating for…
  Adhikaar Team · [email protected]
December 2, 2022 at 4:21 PM

Beyond Manicures: Adhikaar at the Center of Service and Advocacy

Dear Friend,   Welcome to our quarterly newsletter! We have so much news and highlights that we’d like to share with you all - this will be the first out of four newsletter emails you’ll be receiving from us over the coming days.   At Adhi…
  Adhikaar Team · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 6:05 PM

“I stood up for myself against abuse at the workplace...”

Dear Friend, ? At Adhikaar, every day we stand with the Nepali-speaking workers and immigrants and fight for systemic issues that deeply impact our communities. Our grassroots movement is rooted in community building, cross-cultural solidar…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
October 26, 2022 at 3:01 PM

Adhikaar is at the intersection of healthcare and language justice

Dear Friend, At Adhikaar, our members share the challenges they face in securing healthcare. Because of language barriers, they struggle to make doctor’s appointments, express their health needs or ask questions, and enroll in a health insurance plan. To…
  Adhikaar Team · [email protected]
October 20, 2022 at 3:21 PM

1 day left - get your tickets today!

Dear Friend,   We are one day away from Adhikaar’s Fall Utsav celebration. If you haven’t already, get your tickets today!   Join us TOMORROW in solidarity to celebrate 17 years of building a powerful community of Nepali-speaking workers and immigrants…
  Adhikaar Team via ActionNetwork.org · [email protected]
October 18, 2022 at 9:20 PM

Guess who’s DJing at Adhikaar’s Utsav?

Dear Friend, Come party with us this Friday! DJ Ashu Rai will be playing! Ashu Rai is a resident DJ and co-founder of Sholay Events’ Desilicious parties, NYC's only monthly LGBT South Asian dance party since March 2002. Get your tickets today for a night of dancing, mingl…
  Adhikaar Team · [email protected]
October 13, 2022 at 5:52 PM

Utsav tickets are selling fast! Get yours today and come celebrate our dynamic leader, Pabitra!

Dear Friend,   Tickets to Adhikaar’s Fall Utsav are selling fast! Don’t wait – get yours today! We have so much to celebrate together. We are nationally recognized within movement spaces and the Nepali-speaking community for ou…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
October 6, 2022 at 3:21 PM

TPS program was a response to the needs of our community!

Dear Friend, At Adhikaar, we embrace a holistic approach to immigration justice. Many of our members live in a constant state of precarity--struggling to find a decent job, a roof over their heads, and a pathway to remain in this country safely and with di…
  Adhikaar Team · [email protected]
October 3, 2022 at 4:29 PM

Come celebrate Dashain and Tihar with us on October 21!

Dear Friend, ? Happy Dashain! ? This week is a special week for many Nepali-speaking families around the world. Dashain is the one of the most anticipated festivals in the Nepali-speaking community. An important part of the tradition is to give blessings, …
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
September 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM

“I never gave up or lost hope, and neither did Adhikaar....”

Dear Friend, For many of our Nail Salon members, Adhikaar is a bridge to a more dignified future. As new immigrants they face language and cultural barriers that make it difficult to navigate finding decent work and building a professional career. This is e…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
September 28, 2022 at 2:44 PM

Domestic Workers at the Cusp of Change!

Dear Friend, Welcome to our fourth quarterly newsletter! Our Domestic Workers members have been busy building their collective leadership and power to transform the industry from the grassroots. Our members participated in workforce development programs lik…
  Adhikaar Team · [email protected]
September 26, 2022 at 7:50 PM

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Adhikaar Fall Utsav on Oct 21, 2022

Dear Friend,   Buy your tickets to Adhikaar’s 17th year celebration and our Executive Director Pabitra Khati Benjamin’s farewell TODAY! Buy your tickets here! Tickets are required f…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
September 19, 2022 at 3:00 PM

🥁 🥁 SAVE THE DATE: Adhikaar Fall Utsav Celebration on Oct 21, 2022

Please mark your calendar for a special evening of “Adhikaar’s Fall Utsav” on Friday, October 21, 2022 at The Queens Museum for Adhikaar’s 17-year anniversary celebration and a farewell to our beloved Executive Director, Pabitra Khati Ben…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
September 8, 2022 at 3:00 PM

OFFICIAL Launch of Adhikaar’s Next 10 years’ Strategic Plan!

Dear Friend,   At Adhikaar, our community is our north star. “Hamro Awaz, Hamro Sakti” — “Our Voice, Our Power”   Today is a historical day for Adhikaar. We are proud to publicly launch our Strategic Alignment Plan (SAP) for the next 10 yea…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
July 25, 2022 at 8:40 PM

Adhikaar turns 17! Donate today!

Dear Friend,   It’s Adhikaar’s birthday today and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate!  Adhikaar turns 17 today and we have so much to be thankful f…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Check Out How Nail Salon Workers Are Transforming Their Industry

Dear Friend,   Adhikaar is the country’s only women-led community and workers’ center that provides direct services to the Nepali-speaking community and organizes low-income workers, including nail salon workers. For years our nail salon me…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 6:22 PM

Adhikaar's Youth Leading the Change!

Dear Friend,   At Adhikaar we believe in fostering an intergenerational space to advance the rights of our community. Central to this work is organizing and building the power of our Nepali-speaking youth. For th…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 3:57 PM

I realized that my work is important like any other job....

Dear Friend,   Adhikaar is the country’s only worker and community center dedicated to serving and mobilizing the Nepali-speaking community. Advancing the rights of low-wage immigrant workers, particularly Domestic Workers, is at the heart …
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 3:46 PM

I am transitioning from my role as Executive Director......

Namaste and Tashi Delek friends of Adhikaar,   Six years ago, my wife and I took a leap of faith.   It was 2016 and Trump was running for office. You could feel the country spiraling downwards with a rise in xenophobia, racism, and income …
  Prarthana Gurung, Adhikaar · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 6:34 PM

New Nail Salon campaign video is OUT!

Dear Friend,   It’s been an exciting month for the All Hands In campaign here at Adhikaar - and our nail salon worker members are feeling the love from this community of supporters. It’s been several weeks since we’ve reached out after our…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
February 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Checkout our latest quarterly newsletter!

Dear Friend,   Adhikaar is the country’s only worker and community center dedicated to serving and mobilizing the Nepali-speaking community. Advancing the rights of low-wage immigrant workers, particularly nail salon workers, is at the hear…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
February 16, 2022 at 5:33 PM

Domestic work makes all other work possible!

Dear Friend,   At Adhikaar we embrace a holistic approach that flows from direct services to organizing and advocacy to build the power and leadership of our community members to advance workers' rights, immigration justice, healthcare acce…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
February 11, 2022 at 5:28 PM

Green cards for all! Our latest newsletter on immigration justice

Dear Friend,   Adhikaar is the country’s only worker and community center dedicated to serving and mobilizing the Nepali-speaking community. Immigration justice is a central part of this work. Many of our members are TPS holders who live th…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 3:50 PM

We’ve been dying to share!

Dear Friend,   It’s been two years in the making, we’re finally here!   Today, we’re making history. We’re so excited that we can finally share with you our new campaign, “All Hands In,” and the introduction of the Nail Salon Minimum Sta…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 3:02 PM

Happy Holidays from Adhikaar 💐✨✨

Dear Friend,   We hope that you enjoyed reading the first part of our newsletter!   As we draw closer to the end of the year, we’d like to share highlights of our domestic worker, health, nail salon, and youth programs in the recent quarter.   This work i…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 3:03 PM

Giving . . . Wednesday

Dear Friend,   Welcome to Adhikaar’s Fall newsletter!  We’re excited to share recent highlights from our immigration justice programs. From fighting to secure green cards for all, to campaigning for TPS redesignation of 40,000 Nepalis, and providing immig…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
November 26, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Donate to Adhikaar this Giving Season!

Dear Friend,   2021 has been a year of profound challenge and opportunity.  At Adhikaar, we rise everyday to meet the urgent needs of the Nepali-speaking community while building the collective power and leadership of our members to fight for workers’ rig…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM

Building Nepali-speaking electoral power in NYC

Dear Friend,   November wrapped up a huge election year for all New Yorkers and an active civic engagement cycle for the Adhikaar team and Nepali-speaking community.   Following a very busy primary season, we continued our efforts to ed…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 5:55 PM

URGENT CALL TO ACTION TODAY: Call your House Reps NOW for green cards for all

Dear Friend,   Within the next two days, the House may be voting on the Build Back Better bill, which currently does not include a direct pathway to citizenship for immigrants. But there is still a chance for you to call your Representat…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 2:02 PM

This Dashain, bless Adhikaar with your Dakshina for TPS

Dear Friend,   Today is an auspicious day in the Nepali Lunar calendar. Dashain is one of the biggest holidays celebrated among those in the community that are Hindu and is observed by Nepali-speaking people across Nepal, Bhutan, India, B…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 12:40 AM

Adhikaar Statement on the Senate Parliamentarian Ruling

For immediate release September 20, 2021 Prarthana Gurung, [email protected] Adhikaar Statement on the Senate Parliamentarian Ruling We remain steadfast in our goal. The time is NOW for Congress to deliver what they’ve promised: Pat…
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
August 23, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Last and final part to our Summer 2021 Newsletter! 🥳🥳

Dear Friend,   Welcome to our final part of Adhikaar's summer newsletter - excited to share highlights of our Nail Salon and Healthcare programs, organization wide updates and our work on #StopAsianHate.   …
  Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Adhikaar · [email protected]
August 18, 2021 at 9:33 PM

WELCOME to Our Summer 2021 Newsletter Pt. 2 🎉🎉

Dear Friend,   We hope that you enjoyed reading the first part of our quarterly newsletter!    As we dive deeper, we’d like to share highlights of our Domestic Worker and Civic Engagement programs in the recent quarter.   …