Town Hall in Texas to discuss impact of reproductive rights on Indian-Americans and South Asians

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Two organizations in Texas that strive to raise the visibility of Indian-Americans and South Asians in the mainstream, are hosting a Town Hall on “South Asians & The Future of Texas Reproductive Right.”

Indian American Impact (Impact) and South Asian American Voter Engagement Texas(SAAVET)  are jointly hosting the Town Hall September 13, 2022, where panelists will include local elected officials and health care experts who will discuss the impact of changing reproductive rights in that state and the impact on the South Asian communities living there.

The two-hour Town Hall will be held at the West University Community Building in the Auditorium on Auden St., in Houston, starting 6:30 pm local time.

Participants include:

Judge Mike Engelhart, Town Hall Moderator, Judge of the 151st Civil District Court, Harris County; Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney; Ann Johnson, Texas State Representative, District 134; Nisha Randle, Public Affairs Director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes; Dr. Rashmi Kudesia, Fertility Specialist, Houston Methodist; Imarana Manzanares Chowdhry, Medical Malpractice Attorney, former ICU nurse; and Dr. Tara Bruce, OBGYN, Texas Medical Center Associates

Indian American Impact is a national 501(c)(4) organization with the goal of raising the voices of Indian Americans and South Asians “to ensure that every level of government represents us and our values.”

South Asian American Voter Engagement of Texas (SAAVETX) was founded in 2017, committed to changing the political landscape of Texas politics. They are a “statewide, grassroots, non-profit organization working to increase the political power of Texas’s South Asian-American community” through various means including “increased voter turnout, progressive issue advocacy, and electing candidates who represent the communities.”



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