The Hindu American Foundation and the Anti-Defamation League invite you to an interfaith discussion on the use and abuse of the swastika, and the historic implications of CA AB 2282 on the Dharmic (Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist) and Jewish faith communities of California.
HAF Webinar: The Swastika & CA AB2282 – HAF in conversation with the Anti-Defamation League
August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
The Swastika & CA AB2282: A Conversation with the Hindu American Foundation and the Anti-Defamation League
Date: Wednesday, August 10 | Time: 8:00 - 9:00pm ET / 5:00-6:00pm PT | Online, anywhere
Samir Kalra, Esq., HAF Managing Director, based in the Bay Area, CA, holds a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Kalra leads the Foundation’s human rights and public policy advocacy efforts and has led human rights fact finding missions, served as a panelist at multiple Congressional briefings, and authored formal testimony for Congressional Hearings on human rights, foreign policy, hate crimes, and immigration. He has also led HAF’s textbook reform and Don’t Erase India education campaigns in California, and has testified at California State Assembly and Senate Committee Hearings on Education and Hate Crimes. He previously served on Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-CA) Immigration Advisory Committee.
Kendall Kosai is the Director of Policy for the Anti-Defamation League western division, overseeing advocacy and policy for ten states. ADL is a national civil rights organization dedicated toward combating hate and anti-Semitism, promoting equity, and securing justice and fair treatment for all. His portfolio includes leading a comprehensive legislative advocacy strategy, supporting regions in various local issues, and strengthening the division’s civic engagement efforts. Kendall was also formerly the ADL Pacific Northwest’s Associate Regional Director. Prior to coming to the ADL, Kendall was the Deputy Director for OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated toward the social, political, and economic well-being of the over 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the United States