Whether it's protesting the president's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan or developing community programs, Muslim women like Monami Maulik have been at the forefront of advocacy work to help and empower their people.
In 2000, Maulik and a handful of others founded Desis Rising Up and Moving in Jackson Heights, Queens to help undocumented South Asian immigrants and workers.
"Unlike the stereotypes of immigrant women or Muslim women or South Asian women, they are very involved because they see hardship and pain firsthand," says Maulik.
South Asia = Afghanistan and Pakistan. Doesn't this sound like a freakin' fantastic program? Open up the doors to people that want to blow us up...Mayor Bloomberg welcomes you with open arms!