Welcome

Indo-American Community Federation, (IACF-USA), a nonprofit public benefit corporation

Tax ID Number: 94-3304171

Advisory Board:

  • Deepak Ganju, Managing Director, Senior Financial Advisor
  • Rahul Zutshi, IACF Founding Member
  • Raj Salwan, Fremont Vice-Mayor

You can watch the IACF Virtual Summit video by clicking on this link:

https://youtu.be/ux0-RuMJLws


IACF brings world communities together

A Virtual Live Summit

Interactive Zoom Session

Unity, Solidarity & Hope

Saturday, May 23, 2020

India West Reports on May 27, 2020:

Indo American Community Foundation Holds Virtual Unity Dinner Amid COVID 19 Pandemic


India West Reports on Dec 20, 2020

Indian American Activist Jeevan Zutshi Launches Second Book ‘Earth on Trial - Fighting The Invisible and Visible Enemies’


 

Blindly Seeing the World as One: Jeevan Zutshi


Indo-American Community Federation (IACF) is outraged by the violent assaults on the Black community. We stand in solidarity with all communities mourning the murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, who died on May 25, 2020 after a white police officer pinned him down with a knee on his neck in Minneapolis. The incident has brought America to a crossroad and sparked protests, looting and more police violence in support of their calls demanding justice. We applaud the decision to bring charges against all of the officers involved in George Floyd’s murder. We hope further justice will be done.

George Floyd matters. Ahmaud Aubry matters. Breonna Taylor matters.

Black survivors we serve matter.

Communities of color who are repeatedly victimized by law enforcement and other systems which perpetuate racism and injustice matter.

Former President Barack Obama called for turning the protests over George Floyd’s death into policy change to ensure safer policing and increased trust between communities and law enforcement.

Desi voices hail George Floyd protests, Rahul Dubey

 
 
 


Together we build a tapestry of colorful cultures

Co-Hosts:

  • Jeevan Zutshi, Dr. Raj Salwan, Yogi Chugh, Varun Kapur
  • Master of Ceremonies: Vijaya Aasuri
  • Panel Moderator: Anjali Shaykher Zutshi, Esq.

March 19, 2021, 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM

Unity Dinner 2021: The Road Ahead – A Unified Recovery

You are invited to join us at the 20th Annual Unity Dinner, organized by Indo-American Community Federation (IACF), on Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM.

IACF celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2019 and has successfully been promoting unity in diversity.

A panel discussion will be held from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm PST on current issues related to Covid-19, after members of Congress and our Consul General of India address the community.

The Panel discussion is titled “Covid-19 Pandemic: Response, Lessons Learned and Recovery” and is being moderated by Anjali Shaykher Zutshi Esq., Attorney at National Nuclear Security Administration.

Panelists:

  • Fish Stark - Global Director of Programs at Peace First
  • Harsha Ramchandani, M.D. – CMO, Bay Area Community Health
  • Chander Shaykher, M.D. - Miami Heart Center
  • Kimberly Hartz, CEO - Washington Hospital
  • Mihir Meghani, M.D. - Emergency Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente

This will be followed by Honorable speakers, IACF Leadership awards, Book releases and a cultural program.

The entire meeting will be virtual, keeping the pandemic situation in view.

This year’s theme is Unity Dinner 2021: The Road Ahead – A Unified Recovery. It will focus on deep-diving into the key issues around us and what we must do as a community to fully recover. The program includes Keynote Speeches, Awards, and top-notch cultural performances.

A prominent group of more than 400+ community members, organizations, and public officials have supported this signature event to network and promote unity in diversity, year after year. Nearly 45 elected officials and senior Lawmakers attend and support every year. Coincidentally, we were the first organization to start this event after 9/11 to promote unity in diversity.

We will be welcoming the President of Ohlone College Dr. Eric Bishopand some newly elected officials as well. The following are some of the confirmed honored guests, as of this moment.

Consul General of India Ambassador Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad

Member of Congress Anna Eshoo

Member of Congress Ro Khanna

Senator, State of California, Bob Wieckowski

Senator, State of California, Dave Cortese

Assembly member Ash Kalra

Assembly member Bill Quirk

Assembly member Alex Lee

Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert

Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee

Mayor Lily Mei, City of Fremont

Mayor Alan Nagy, City of Newark

Mayor Larry Klein, City of Sunnyvale

UNITY DINNER 2021

Virtual Program

The Road Ahead – A United Recovery

1.

Opening Unity Dinner Program Introduction of IACF BOD – Dr. Ramesh Konda

(4:45-4:50)

2.

About IACF by Dr. Subhash Garg

(4:50-4:53)

3.

National Anthems

(4:53-5:00)

4.

Address by IACF Chairman Jeevan Zutshi

(5:00-5:03)

5.

Presenting Congresswoman
Anna Eshoo by Jeevan Zutshi

(5:03-5:04)

6.

Address by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

(5:04-5:07)

7.

Introductory Remarks & Presenting Congressman
Ro Khanna by Yogi Chugh
Address by Congressman Ro Khanna


(5:07-5:09)
(5:09-5:12)

8.

Presenting Consul General of India by Vijaya Aasuri
Address by Consul General of India Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad

(5:12-5:13)
(5:13-5:16)

9.

Presenting Assembly member Dr. Bill Quirk by Dr. Raj Salwan
Address by Assembly member Dr. Bill Quirk

(5:16-5:17)
(5:17-5:20)

10.

Introduction of Anjali Zutshi by Dr. Raj Salwan
Panel Discussion by Panel discussion moderator Anjali Shaykher Zutshi Esq. and Panelists: Dr. Harsha Ramchandani (CMO, Bay Area Community Health), Kimberly Hartz (CEO, Washington Hospital), Dr. Chander Shaykher (Miami Heart Center), Dr.Mihir Meghani (Kaiser Permanante), Fish Stark (Programs at Peace First)

(5:20-6:05)

11.

Book Release Introduction by Yogi Chugh
Earth on Trial-Fighting the visible and invisible enemies by Jeevan Zutshi
Sikh Heritage beyond the borders by Dr. Dalvir Pannu

(6:05-6:11)

12.

Presenting Special Guest Speaker Ohlone College President by Yogi Chugh

(6:11-6:12)

13.

Address by President Dr. Eric Bishop President of Ohlone community college

(6:12-6:15)

14.

Address by Fremont Police Chief Kim Peterson
Introduction by Yogi Chugh

(6:15-6:19)

15.

Introduction & Presenting Elected County Supervisors (Otto Lee and David Haubert) and Assembly members (Ash Kalra, Alex Lee and Kansen Chu) By Dr. Raj Salwan, Fremont City Councilmember

(6:19-6:27)

16.

Introduction of City Mayors and Council members By Yogi Chugh
IACF UNITY Awards: (Yogi Chugh)
Dr. Dalvir Pannu for promoting Unity and Sikh Heritage
Sanjiv Gupta, CPA for community service and Philanthropy
Association of Indo-Americans (AIA) for uniting community organizations and promoting Indian heritage
Arjun Banerjee Mulchandanifor Youth Leadership
La Familia for serving underserved communities in Alameda County
Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) for promoting Kashmiri culture globally through extensive festivals
Deepak Ganju, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor for Philanthropy

(6:27-6:35)
(6:35-6:54)

17.

Cultural Program – Moderated by Vijaya Aasuri

(6:54-7:10)

18.

Vote of thanks – Dr. Naresh Sharma

(7:10-7:15)

Please see below for the link to login to the upcoming virtual event on Friday 3/19 at 4:45 pm PST.

Greetings!

IACF is inviting you to a live meeting.

Topic: IACF 20th Annual Unity Dinner 2021

Time: Mar 19, 2021, 04:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

The event will be streamed live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/IACFUS) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/ih1OEiaieHI).

Also, please ensure your web camera is in working order and if using a mobile device to ensure that it is in landscape (horizontal) mode when your camera is turned on.

Thank you,

Jeevan Zutshi

510.589.3702



Celebration of 19th Annual Unity Dinner

Friday, March 20, 2020

Indian Community Center (ICC), 525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035.

A prominent group of more than 400 community members including organizations and public officials supported this signature event to network and promote unity in diversity. Nearly 35 public officials and senior lawmakers attended.

Restoring Unity: The Path Forward for Kashmir

In keeping with our theme, this year the IACF and “Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA)” planned a Panel discussion from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM, led by an esteemed Kashmir expert invited from Kashmir, India to promote peace and understanding in Kashmir, India.

The Unity Dinner features keynote speech, Guest speakers, Awards, and a top-notch entertainment program.

Special Guests:

Hon. Member of Congress Anna Eshoo,

Hon. Lieutenant Governor of the State of California Eleni Kounalakis,

Hon. Consul General of India Ambassador Sanjay Panda,

Hon. California State Senator Bob Wieckowski

Master of ceremonies: Dr. Raj Salwan


Jeevan Zutshi Speech at IACF 25th Anniversary





Thank you all for joining us on Friday 3/22/2019 to celebrate 18th Annual Unity dinner event in Milpitas, CA. You may click on this link to read about the event.

IACF Celebrates 25 Years, Features Panel on Women at 18th Annual Unity Dinner



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