Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HAPPENNING NOW: SAJA WEBCAST - Indo-Caribbean in America

LIVE at http://bit.ly/PmHsbl or call 347-324-5991  with @annettaseech @nparsan @rajkumaricenter @sree @darrel3000

TODAY 12-1PM: LIVE SAJA WEBCAST Tue. Oct. 23rd, Indo-Caribbean in America, with Amb. Dr. Neil Parsan, Annnetta Seecharran, Pritha Singh.

SAJA continues it's in-depth series about Indians in the Caribbean, Live on Blogtalkradio.com/SAJA. this segment explores the impact of the Indo-Caribbean peoples on the American landscape, culture, politics, economics and youth. Featuring Ambassador Dr. Neil Parsan, Ms. Annetta Seecharran and Ms. Pritha Singh. Moderators Darrel Sukhdeo and Prof. Sree Sreenivasan

DATE: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan DVM, MBA, CACM, RFC
Dr. Neil Parsan assumed the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, Amb. to The United Mexican States and Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States (OAS) on February 7, 2011.Dr. Parsan did his Undergraduate Medical Degree at the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences where he graduated with Distinction. After spending eight (8) years as a Lecturer/Tutor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (UWI), he pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) where he graduated as Top Student with Distinction.He also holds a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) Degree, a CACM from Harvard University School of Public Health and a Diploma in International Trade Management (Dip. ITM) from ITM Worldwide in Sweden.He was a Director in several Companies – locally and regionally. He is presently a Director at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) Alumni Board and Vice President of the Private Hospital Association of Trinidad and Tobago (PHATT). He has consulted on several Special Projects locally and internationally. An avid runner and sports enthusiast, he does a lot of traveling and is fluent in Spanish as a Second language. Learn more:http://www.ttembassy.org/
Darrel Sukhdeo, Business Coach/Writer/Activist/Indo-Caribbean Expert & Resource

Annetta Seecharan
Director of Policy and Advocacy, United Neighborhood Houses (UNHNY.ORG). She has a 20-year track record as a leader within the social justice movement. Prior to UNH she served as an independent consultant, providing strategy, policy and organizational development services to not-profit organizations. In September 2009 she completed an eight-year tenure as the Executive Director of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), the pioneering organization dedicated to ensuring the transition and success of low-income South Asian youth and families in the United States. Under Annetta's leadership SAYA! grew from a start-up to a nationally recognized organization that provides comprehensive youth development programs to 600 youth whilst having an influential voice on public policy issues related to youth and immigrants. At the time of Annetta’s departure, SAYA! was considered to be the largest South Asian American organization.

Prior to joining SAYA!, Annetta spent five years at the International Youth Foundation, where she ran YouthNet International, a best-practices network of youth development organizations in over 30 countries, and created YouthActionNet, now a leading global initiative promoting youth social entrepreneurship. Earlier, Annetta worked for the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the Gender and Development Program of the United Nations Development Program.

A Guyanese immigrant to New York City at the age of 13, Annetta holds an M.A. in international political economy and development from Fordham University, a B.A. in political science from Manhattanville College, and executive management certificates from Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School. She serves on the boards of the New York State Immigrant Action Fund, New York Immigration Coalition and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development.  In addition to her formal board services, Annetta has been instrumental in the creation of several programs and organizations that address unmet needs in immigrant and low-income communities. 

Pritha Singh
Executive Director & Artistic Director of the Rajkumari Cultural Center, belongs to a family whose members have been distinguished leaders in Indo-Caribbean political, intellectual and cultural life. She is a multi-disciplinary artist - actor, dancer, choreographer, poet, playwright and storyteller - and her work as a producer combines tradition with modern theater techniques.

Pritha studied the Mariammen Theater of Guyana with custodians, Chinappa Virasawmi, Mukain Nagapoolay and her brothers, Karna and Gora. Pritha is particularly interested in preserving and presenting neglected heritage art forms, many of them unique variations of originals, evolved from the diaspora experience in Guyana, Suriname, and Caribbean islands like Trinidad. In 1994, Pritha and her brother, Gora Singh (1950-1997), Kathak dance exponent and choreographer, founded The Rajkumari :Cultural Center which was incorporated in 1996.

Listen Live online (12-1PM EST) at SAJA radioactive  http://blogtalkradio.com/saja

Darrel Sukhdeo
Business Coach/Writer/Activist/Indo-Caribbean Expert & Resource.
A community leader and activist, Darrel works to profile the Indo-Caribbean peoples and to build relationships and partnerships between their communities and all others. Darrel was born in Guyana to a Trinidadian mother and Guyanese father but grew up in Trinidad where he spent his formative years and young adulthood. As a gateway to building relationships and partnerships on behalf of the Indo-Caribbean community here in New York City, Darrel has volunteered with Agenda21, the Rajkumari Center, the American Cancer Society, Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY (AAARI), Families for Freedom, the Asian American Center at Queens College, South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council and the Indo-Caribbean Alliance among others. Learn more about Darrel by visiting his personal & professional profiles at the links below. Feel free to contact Darrel directly at Darrel.cny@gmail.com .
GOOGLE+ Profiles.Google.com/Darrel3000
LINKEDIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/Darrel3000
TWITTER: @Darrel3000

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

RIGHT NOW: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women, on PBS in the USA and online worldwide

Details here: http://to.pbs.org/QMUBJe

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Filmed in 10 countries and follows Journalists Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, and celebrity actors/activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals.
A special presentation of Independent Lens on October 1 and 2, 2012 at 9 PM Watch part one online and part two starting October 3.
A landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event (check local listings), a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality —which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds —present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.