KINDLY NOTE: Thank you for your purchase to help many causes and charities! Your compelling stories and emails from across the globe have touched my heart. Nice to see there’s so much interest in a calendar featuring empowered American role models of South-Asian heritage– These exemplary women have overcome overwhelming odds to succeed and they are breaking down barriers for the future generations. Your purchase will help Atlanta-based Raksha raise up to $16K along with other organizations offering support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Happy holidays. Sincerely, Patti (Inquiries: Info@TriPathMedia.com)
Welcome to Saris to Suits
TriPath Media’s inaugural “SARIS to SUITS EMPOWERED WOMEN” 2014 calendar is ready for purchase. BBC and Fox News Network featured fantastic stories about the efforts (See links below).
The calendar is designed to draw attention to the plight of downtrodden women, raise greater awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault; and to inspire the next generation to become social activists. Twelve role models are being featured who are well educated, accomplished, civic minded and more than “a pretty face.” Capturing their essence, the classy calendar represents accomplished American women of South Asian heritage who are CEOs, physicians, musicians, activists, businesswomen and they represent many countries and regions. The South-Asian community has unique challenges, such as threat of deportation, language barriers, and inability to maneuver through the ‘justice system’ which needs cultural sensitivity training.
“We wanted to honor a Harvard graduate who volunteers in the Peace Corps in Nepal; or a woman of strong character who has made great strides despite life’s hurdles,” said “Saris to Suits” and TriPath Media Founder Patti Tripathi, one of the first South Asian American journalists to anchor national news. Ms. Tripathi could not speak English fluently at age 12 and had not seen a television set for the first decade of her life.
The hope is the annual calendar will “INSPIRE and EMPOWER” the future generation to take a stance for equality and against injustice. It is important to NOTE garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more empowered. Rather the trademark implies these savvy and worldly women travel fluidly between continents, chasms, and communities AND serve as a role model for young girls and women.
Many periodicals as well as national/international television networks such as Fox News Channel, TV Asia, and BBC are featuring stories about the campaign. Take a look:
Calendar profits will partly benefit Atlanta-based Raksha, which means “protection.” And Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. (SPARCC) in Florida. A portion of the proceeds will help causes in India, Trinidad, and the Daughters of Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) in the U.S.
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