#TCN10




A special page to celebrate 10th anniversary of TwoCircles.net

To show its commitment to the community, TCN, on its anniversary celebration,will honor the following individuals for their exemplary work:

Philanthropy Leadership Award:

Frank Islam is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He has been involved in civic and political issues affecting this country. Earlier this year he donated $2 million to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to build a new School of Management Complex and endow a ‘Chair for entrepreneurship and innovation at AMU.’ This is the biggest donation AMU has received in its history and his generosity has established Mr. Islam’s commitment to education and his home country.

Community Leadership Awards:

Ali Rizvi:
Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations. Over the years, Ali Rizvi has provided valuable service to the Alig community ranging from helping AMU students in jobs to seeking wider recognition in the US in public and government for Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and working to improve the image of AMU in the United States.

Global President, Vision-Aid. The mission of this organization is to help those who suffer from vision-related disabilities in under-served areas to lead lives of independence and dignity.
Additionally, he has been part of many local cultural and community organizations.

Thenmozhi Soundararajan:
Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a filmmaker, singer, and a Dalit activist. As a second generation Dalit woman in the United States, she strives to connect grassroots Dalit organizers and movements in India and in the diasporas with media resources that can protect and widen their base of resistance. Through her work with #DalitWomenFight, #DalitHistoryMonth and more recently in the California Textbook Battles, she has centered the voices of Dalit communities in many of the vital debates of our time. She was also featured by Source Magazine as one of the top ten political forces in hip hop. Her work has been recognized by the Producers Guild of America Diversity Program, MIT Center for New Media Studies and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Saqib Syed:
Saqib has been a volunteer for Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) for the last 15 years, helping the organization with due diligence on projects in India and has served on the Board of Directors for the last 5 years. During his tenure as a Board member, he spearheaded the creation of the New England, NJ, NY, and Canada Chapters. He helped re-ignite the Summer Youth Internship program and has promoted the youth to take more responsibility on projects following their India visit. Saqib's inclusive leadership and communication transparency has led to many top volunteers joining IMRC and pushing the envelope to change the lives of minorities in India.

Interview of TCN founder Kashif-ul-Huda by Boston Desi Connection TV

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BREAKING STEREOTYPES: CREATING IMPACT

Mainstream news of the marginalized
TwoCircles.net 10th anniversary
celebration and fundraising lunch

In increasing commercialized media, TwoCircles.net (TCN) is the non-profit voice for the marginalized sections of India i.e. the mainstream. In the last ten years, TCN has done lots of impactful stories that led to government actions, follow-ups by other media, and empowerment of the community.

Please join us to celebrate and raise funds for TCN's growth.

Sunday May 22 | 12-3pm

Todos Dance Studio
677 Worcestor St. Natick, MA

Keynote speaker
Naeel Cajee: Dentist, Imam, & Calligrapher

Food by
Chef Renita Mendonca
Featured on Food Network's "Chopped"

Music by
Mirasi Collective
Exploring boundaries of South Asian Music

Tickets:
http://www.tinyurl.com/tcn10

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1125630660801169/

TwoCircles.net is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Massachusetts, USA.

for more information contact:
kashif@twocircles.net
#1-224-725-3709