Young Indian Americans Organize “Bhangra Against Bush”

August 25, 2004

Source: The Independant Press Association

On August 25, 2004 The Independant Press Association reported, "D.J. Rekha, who will be organizing Bhangra Against Bush every third Thursday through September, says: 'We are putting all our energies into getting Bush out of office and also opposing the war that’s going on. This is the way I articulate my policies by doing what I do. I think the most effective way people can make change is to make change from where they are standing.' 'Bye Bye Bush' is the cheeky name for a dance benefit organized by Ashu Rai, co-founder of Sholay Productions, an entertainment company that caters largely to the gay and lesbian South Asian community in Tribeca, but also to straight progressive South Asians and non-desis. The event is around the time of the Republican National Convention in New York, and is one of the many protests that are planned."

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