We “Baby Boomers” are one of the most fortunate generations in history. And as we advance in years – and financial stability – many of us struggle with the best ways to “give back” to the world around us.
After working for years to advocate for the challenges of the Kashmiri people, I realized America’s beautiful diversity was also the basis for misunderstanding. I launched the Indo-American Community Federation to promote unity by networking, collaboration, learning, volunteering, and sharing amongst individuals from all communities.
The IACF hosts an annual “Unity Dinner.” The event came into existence as a celebration of diversity in January 2002, immediately after America was shaken up in the aftermath of the September 2011 attacks. Now in its 13th year, the dinner attracts more than 350 elected officials, entrepreneurs, C-level professionals and community leaders.
We are proud that the California legislature has recognized our work and designated Monday, March 24 as “Unity Day” which will be celebrated on Senate floor.
This year, the theme of the IACF’s Unity Dinner will be philanthropy: “The Power of the Baby Boomer Generation: How to Give Back.” The event will take place on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:00-11:00 pm at the India Community Center (ICC) in Milpitas,Calif.
Honored guests this year will include Congressman Mike Honda, California State Controller John Chiang, State Senator Ellen Corbett, Assembly member Bob Wieckowski and Judge Paul Grewal of the California and U.S. Courts.
Most exciting: Indiaspora’s founder M.R. Rangaswami will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 dinner. Based on experience with his non-profit SHG Foundation, M.R. will share his knowledge of the most effective ways to donate money, time and expertise to the less fortunate.
In addition to a sumptuous meal, the IACF Unity Dinner boasts a top-notch entertainment program, both Indian and Chinese. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.indocommunity.us
Join us and find out what you can do to “give back” and promote unity in our community.