DRUM Members March for Climate Justice!

By drum | October 30, 2014

DRUM members joined over 400,000 people for the Climate Justice March on September 21st to demand real solutions, and not fake schemes for climate justice. As low income immigrants, we know climate justice is critically linked to racial, economic, migrant, food, gender justice and more. In solidarity with indigenous, migrant, people of color, and all…


Immigrants Demanding Police Accountability from NYC to Ferguson

By drum | October 30, 2014

In light of the emerging videos of NYPD’s use of violence against New Yorkers, including the resulting death of Eric Garner, DRUM members joined CPR and people from across the city to call for an end to police abuse and “Broken Windows” policing. Since the appointment of the new NYPD Commissioner Bratton in January 2014, our communities have seen massive increases in…


DRUM YouthPower! 14th Annual Youth Organizing Institute

By drum | October 30, 2014

  DRUM’s YouthPower! Program hosted our 14th annual Summer Youth Organizing Institute to develop 20 new youth leaders. The youth engaged in political education workshops, building solidarity, and hands on organizing work for our racial and immigrant justice campaigns through teams dedicated to outreach/fundraising, media, and action planning. The six-week intensive ended with the Graduation and a…


Organizing for Administrative Relief

By drum | October 30, 2014

  Over the past seven months, DRUM members have organized for Administrative Relief that benefits all immigrants, and won a commitment from President Obama that he would take executive action this summer. But on September 6th, the President announced that that he would delay taking action until after the mid-term elections. This political decision comes at the…


Summer Internship for South Asian Youth

By drum | June 21, 2014

Summer Internship for Desi Youth  Click here for YP! Summer Application 2014 Organize for Better Schools Organize for Immigrant Rights in your community Build your Leadership Get Paid!     DRUM (South Asian Organizing Center) Youth Power! is looking for Desi Youth ages 14-21 (9th & 10th graders will be prioritized) for a leadership development…


To Disbanding of NYPD “Demographics Unit”, Communities Acknowledge Symbolic Step, but Await Real Change

By drum | April 16, 2014

PRESS RELEASE April 15th, 2014 Contact: Fahd Ahmed: 917-744-5526, In Response to Disbanding of NYPD “Demographics Unit”, Communities Acknowledge Symbolic Step, but Await Real Change The Demographics Unit mapped every aspect of the lives of NYC Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Communities, but questions about the actual practices still remain On Tuesday…


Desis Demand End to Deportations on National Day of Action

By drum | April 9, 2014

On National Day of Action, South Asian Immigrants Demand an End to Deportations, and to Grant Administrative Relief   On Saturday, April 5th over 120 members of DRUM South Asian Organizing Center, immigrant organizations, and community members rallied in Jackson Heights, Queens as part of the National Day of Action to demand that President Obama end…

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DRUM leaders at the 2014 United We Dream National Congress

By drum | March 5, 2014

Over 500 undocumented and immigrant youth leaders from across the country attended the 2014 United We Dream (UWD) National Congress.  DRUM leaders attended the Congress which was held from February 21st – 23rd in Phoenix, Arizona.  We all met with the purpose of strategizing and determining the fight for the dignity of immigrant families in…



By drum | March 5, 2014

Monami Maulik of DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving presented at a public forum in Paris about the powerful coalition, Communities united for Police Reform, which has won major victories in reforming the policies that lead to abusive policing. She shared why DRUM, as an organization of low-income South Asians, has been involved in this struggle for…


DRUM Featured on The Muslim Giving Project Fund!

By drum | February 11, 2014

The Muslim Giving Project Fund is a new venture, launched as a volunteer effort out of Stanford University’s, that aims to foster a more dynamic American Muslim giving culture. The Fund is a fiscally sponsored initiative at the Community Initiatives Fund of the California Community Foundation. The MGP Fund provides American Muslims with the…