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Chai & Just Chat hosts a discussion on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Chai & Just Chat, hosted by Dr. Nazeera Dawood, brought forth an important discussion on child sexual abuse prevention. The ethos of the discussion was ‘a wounded child,’ ‘a surviving adult,’ and ‘a healing heart.’

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Chai & just Chat Announces Formation of Advisory Board and Appointment of Members

A world-class group of trusted leaders from a diverse set of background, organizations and roles will provide insight, expertise and wisdom to influence, guide and help as advocates and ambassadors of Chai & just Chat. The advisory board will help shape Chai & just Chat’s innovation, inclusive partnerships and growth agenda.

We are thrilled to welcome these incredible individuals to our inaugural Advisory Board. Our advisory board members are known for being change makers in their career and community. The board shares a common passion and interest in helping Chai & just Chat to further strengthen our position.

Chai & just Chat was founded in 2017. Our monthly community chai and just chat tends to advance the field of humanitarian efforts through interactions among professionals, community advocates & experts and shared resources while focusing on advocacy, communication, education, and action oriented dialogues.

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Johns Creek International Festival celebrates diversity

Atlanta, GA, May 9, 2019: With a population of well over 83,000, Johns Creek is home to substantial Indian, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and other ethnicities and nationalities.
and celebrating its diversity, Johns Creek showcased its numerous cultures, cuisines and crafts with the second annual Johns Creek International Festival held on April 27, 2019 at the Heisman Field across the Atlanta Athletic Club. The city partnered with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Johns Creek Arts Center. The festival attracted over 22,000 at its inaugural event and expected anywhere around 15,000 attendees this year.

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Chai and Just Chat panel reflects on MLK’s peace-making legacy

Atlanta, GA, February 8, 2019: If anyone could convince a group of thought leaders from across metro Atlanta to navigate north metro Atlanta traffic on a late January Saturday afternoon, it’s Dr. Nazeera Dawood. This was, without doubt, one of the most unique panel presentations I have ever experienced, said panelist Heather Gray of the Justice Initiative and WRFG radio personality. I was so appreciative of the audience from Ukraine.

International momentum is building with Dr. Dawood’s Chai & Just Chat public video forum series following December’s focus on targeted gold thefts throughout metro Atlanta’s Indian community that was prominently featured on WSBTV’s Channel 2 Action News.

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Chai & Just Chat On Jan. 26 In Johns Creek

The forum will examine how women in public, private, and faith-based leadership roles are carrying on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
JOHNS CREEK, GA — Following this week’s celebration and observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy promoting peace and dignity, and India’s Republic Day, Dr. Nazeera Dawood of Johns Creek will host a forum on Saturday, Jan. 26 to examine how women in public, private, and faith-based leadership roles are using their influence to carry Dr. King’s legacy forward.

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Rise in home burglaries discussed at Chai & Just Chat

There is no other property crime as shockingly invasive or personally impactful as a home burglary. This was the consensus on December 8, 2018 at Johns Creek Events Center. About 80 attendees had braved the rain to listen, discuss, and share concerns with a 10-member panel of legal experts and community stakeholders during Dr. Nazeera Dawood’s “Chai & Just Chat: All That Glitters Is Gold. Combating Thefts & Burglaries in Our Communities”.

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Chai & Just Chat panel discusses burglary & theft prevention

Atlanta, GA, December 17, 2018: When a person’s house is burglarized, it is not just about the money and the stuff that has been taken away. Victims are also robbed of their peace of mind and a sense of security. It is mental trauma that is never talked about. Author Nandita Godbole’s impassioned personal account of the aftermath of burglary was part of the Chai and Just Chat panel discussion hosted and moderated by Dr. Nazeera Dawood on December 3, 2018 at the Johns Creek Event Center. Centered around the topic of combating thefts and burglaries, the forum threw light upon the roles of various agencies including law enforcement, the justice system, neighborhood associations, community groups, and social programs in the prevention and handling of such crimes.

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Chai & Just Chat’ Forum Tackles Spike In Burglaries

JOHNS CREEK, GA — The next installment of Chai & Just Chat will feature members of the state’s criminal justice, law enforcement and crime prevention sectors who will discuss crime rates and patterns in the metro Atlanta area.
The Saturday, Dec. 8 forum will be held at 4 p.m. at the Johns Creek Event Center at 11455 Lakefield Drive. The event is free and open to the public, and begins at 3:30 p.m. with networking and appetizers provided by Swagat Indian Cuisine.

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Chai & Just Chat session discusses interpersonal relationships

Atlanta, GA, November 9, 2018: The topic for the October 6th Chai & Just Chat session was “Interpersonal Relationships: Cultural Conditioning, Challenging, Conflicting and Cooperating”. This session was held in collaboration with Banyan way. Moderated by Nazeera Dawood, the monthly Chai & Just Chat sessions focus on advocacy, communication, education, and action oriented honest dialogues among professionals, community advocates & experts.
The October 6th Chai and Just Chat panelists discussed the impact of cultural heritage on relationships among first and second-generation immigrants. Aparna Baskar of BanyanWay, an organization that helps Indian-Americans find a match for marriage, talked about communication gap between parents and adult children, social media, technology red flags and familial cultural impact on interpersonal relationships.

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Fulton Chief Magistrate Judge Cassandra Kirk, Commissioner Emma Darnell and veterans advocate Roger Wise Jr. featured at political panel Saturday in Johns Creek

ohns Creek civic leader and entrepreneur Dr. Nazeera Dawood invites the public to attend the next installment of Chai & Just Chat: The Politics of Politics: Step Up, Step Out, & Step Forward — a public round table forum Saturday November 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Johns Creek Event Center, 11455 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek in Technology Park.

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