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Bengali Hindu Genocide Dharma Advocates Training

March 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET / 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT | Training level: Beginner | Online, anywhere

Join Hindu American Foundation Managing Director Samir Kalra, Esq. and Director of Public Policy Taniel Koushakjian for a special interactive advocacy training webinar.

HAF’s Special Bengali Hindu Genocide training will introduce emerging and veteran activists to the events of 1971 in East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh), how the Bengali Hindu population was specifically targeted by the Pakistan military, and why it fits the definition of genocide. In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn:

  • What happened in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) during the 1971 Bengali Hindu Genocide and why it meets the legal definition of genocide;

  • About HAF’s campaign to get the U.S. and others to recognize the 1971 Bengali Hindu Genocide;

  • How to use HAF’s advocacy tools, education materials, and outreach strategies so that you can play a major role in your community in raising public awareness and securing affirmation of one of the greatest crimes against humanity of the 21st century.

This is your chance to hear directly from HAF’s advocacy experts and public policy influencers who represent the interests of the Hindu American community in our nation’s capital.

Space is limited (100 max) and registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the login information.

Samir Kalra, Esq.

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.

Taniel Koushakjian

Taniel Koushakjian is HAF’s Director of Public Policy, based in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, a M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University, and a Graduate Certificate in PACs & Political Management from The George Washington University. Prior to joining HAF, Taniel worked as a political consultant and was a candidate for the Palm Beach County Commission. He previously worked as the Grassroots Director and Communications Director of the Armenian Assembly of America where he successfully advocated on a wide array of human rights, international religious freedom, U.S. foreign policy, and appropriations issues. Taniel was selected as a 2018-2019 Fellow with the Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute, as well as a 2019 Fellow with the James Madison Institute. He is the Chairman of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable’s South Asia Working Group.


March 16, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Online, Anywhere