Past Events – Archives – 2009

August 2nd, 2009

Pakistan Day Parade
12 p.m.
Meet at corner of Madison Avenue and 40th St.
New York, NY
Join Sakhi staff, interns, and volunteers as we celebrate and strengthen community at the Pakistan Day Parade.

August 9th, 2009

Brooklyn Mela
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brooklyn, NY

Join Sakhi staff members to help table at the annual Mela in Coney Island.

August 13th, 2009

Gen2 Red Sky Event
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
47 E. 29th St.
Manhattan, NY

Sakhi’s volunteer fundraising wing, Gen2, will be hosting a fun fundraising event at the trendy Manhattan premier rooftop destination Red Sky. For details, please see our invite (PDF).

August 14th, 2009

South Asian Health Faith
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1000 Newkirk Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Help raise community awareness around domestic violence by tabling at this large health fair.

August 16th, 2009

Brooklyn Mela
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Coney Island, NY

Join Sakhi staff and volunteers at the annual Mela in Coney Island.

India Day Parade
11:30 a.m.
Meet at corner of Madison Avenue and 40th St.
New York, NY

Join Sakhi staff, interns, and volunteers as we celebrate and strengthen our community at the India Day Parade. Look for the Sakhi banner — we hope you join us as we celebrate 20 and continue our work to end violence!

GOPIO Diaspora Conference
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel La Guardia
New York, NY

GOPIO (Global Organization of People of Indian Origin) will be hosting a conference titled “The Indian Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Millennium.” Sakhi representatives will be speaking at 2:00 PM for a session titled “The Next Generation.”


September 12th, 2009

Sakhi Banner Day Parade & Picnic
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Baisley Boulevard, 157th Street, NYC

Join Sakhi and other community-based organizations and thousands of New Yorkers at Councilman Thomas White’s annual Banner Day Parade & Picnic.

September 13th, 2009

Community-Based Support Group
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY

Sakhi will be holding its monthly community-based support group in Richmond Hill. The group discusses issues related to women, domestic violence, and faith, and is open only to women. To get more information, please call (212) 714-9153 ext. 108.

September 16th, 2009

Community-Based Organization Fair
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY

A Sakhi representative will be speaking at the CBO Fair about Sakhi’s work to end violence against women – including our history, programs, and work to serve Queens survivors of domestic violence.

October 2nd, 2009

Sakhi 20th Anniversary Benefit
7 p.m. to Midnight

Save the date for our 20th anniversary celebration!
For more information, click here.

October 31, 2009

International Film Premiere of Jogwa

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
SVA Theater
333 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY

Sakhi for South Asian Women is a community partner of the 2009 South Asian International Film Festival. Please join us for the film we are sponsoring: Jogwa – The Awakening. The film explores one woman’s journey to surmount discrimination, sexual oppression, and find happiness. For more information on the film and to buy tickets, please go to SAIFF 2009.

November 10, 2009

Bombay Nights: A Fundraiser for Sakhi

4:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
Student Lounge, St. Joseph’s College
245 Clinton Avenue.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

The Desi Student Association at St. Joseph’s College is sponsoring a fundraiser for Sakhi. The evening will start at 4:30 with dance performances, followed by a screening of the Bollywood film “Fanaa”. The event is free, and will also include food and henna. Donations will be welcome!

November 13, 2009

MIAAC Film Festival

3 p.m.
Quad Cinema
34 West 13 Street
New York, NY 10011

The Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) is putting on their ninth annual film festival from November 11 – 15 and will be having 47 screenings of features, documentaries, and short films. On November 13, two films about young girls in India will premiere:

SOMA GIRLS: The Red-Light district near the famed Kali Temple of Kolkata is the setting for this touching and inspiring documentary revolving around the daughters of sex workers. (India, 2009, 27 min. In Bengali and English)

SIXTEEN BLADES OF GRASS: Sixteen 10th-grade girls in rural Gujarat prepare for a crucial board exam that will largely determine their futures. (US, 2009, 44 min. In Gujurati and English).

All Sakhi supporters will be able to purchase tickets at a discounted price of $12!

More information, please visit the MIAAC website (