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A Brief Guide for Sharing Reports of Raids on Social Media

By drum | February 14, 2017
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A Reflection on Winning the End of ‘Muslim Registrations’

By drum | December 24, 2016

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security formally eliminated the regulations that formed the basis of the NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) or Special Registrations program which devastated our communities. At a time when the incoming administration is openly committed to resurrecting such a registrations program, this commendable step by the White House and…

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Ending Institutionalized Bullying In Our Schools

By drum | November 7, 2016

When most people hear of the term “bullying” they think about several things at once: school, a classmate, school fights, name-calling, relentless harassment, and many other unpleasant memories. However, how many people think about why the bullying behavior exists in the first place? We expect our education system to develop young people as human beings,…

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By drum | October 28, 2016

In the past couple of months there have been a string of violent attacks on Muslim individuals in New York City. These attacks include the killing of Imam Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin in Ozone Park, the killing of Nazma Khanam in Jamaica, assaults on women with strollers in a Brooklyn park, and the…

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SOUTH ASIANS HUNGER STRIKE AT EL PASO & LASALLE

By drum | November 24, 2015

  On October 14 2015, 54 South Asian detainees (#ElPaso54) from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan detained at the El Paso Detention Center started a hunger strike. They lasted 7 days without food or water, demanding an end to deportations and an investigation into allegations of mistreatment and medical neglect. By mid-October, another 14 South Asian asylum…

DRUM Ahmed Statement

A Clock is Not A Clock In the Hands of Ahmed: Exposing Policies of Islamophobia, School to Prison Pipeline, and Institutional Bullying

By drum | September 17, 2015

On Monday September 14th 2015 in Irving, Texas, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a Sudanese-Muslim 9th grader of MacArthur High School was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. While many are rightly focusing on the anti-Muslim bigotry that led to Ahmed’s targeting, we cannot afford to miss the larger systems and policies in which this…

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By drum | June 29, 2015

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Apply for DRUM’s 17th Annual Summer Youth Internship Program!

By drum | April 28, 2015

DRUM YouthPower! is looking for South Asian and Indo-Caribbean youth ages 14-21 for our 17th Annual leadership development program this summer. The Internship will run 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays) for approximately 4 hours each day. DRUM members will be prioritized for the internship (Apply before June 2nd 2017 and join DRUM’s…