Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM PST
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111 Minna St
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Desai Foundation 
209 Burlington Rd, Suite 217 Bedford, MA 01730 

Project Ahimsa and the Desai Foundation are proud to present the 1st Diwali event of its kind with music, food & vibes! Featuring DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid (the iconic Portland DJ duo behind Tropitaal- a Desi-Latino sound) & Bobby Friction (BBC radio).

This event is to raise funds to expand the Desai Foundation's Asani Sanitary Napkin program to Rajasthan - this means menstrual health hygiene education, production and distribution of hundreds of villages in India. This event will also support the incredible work Project Ahimsa does to bring children quality music education across India - and to help share it with the world!

This event will also support Project Ahimsa's goal to support  eduction grants for 16 children in Gujarat that are part of Manav Sadhna NGO responsible the Jai Jagat arts program. 

Let's get together and celebrate Diwali - the Cali way! 


And since it's Indian tradition to wear new clothes on Diwali, the Riya Collective, an SF-based Indian clothing rental company, is offering CaliDiwali attendees an exclusive one-time only discount* on their rentals! To order your glam new Diwali outfit:

1) Fill out this short form to be matched with a personalized stylist OR
Schedule a 30-minute IN-PERSON appointment at our SoMa showroom here (Save on shipping if you pick up & drop off at the Riya showroom)

2) Once you place your order, forward your CaliDiwali ticket receipt to 
help@riyacollective.com and you will receive a refund for the difference in price 

*Women's attire for $80 (regular avg. price $125-$150); men's attire for $50 (regular avg. price $75-$100)



More about the Desai Foundation's Asani Napkin Program

Our brand of sanitary napkins is called Asani, which means "with ease"... because something so natural shouldn't be so hard to take care of. Our program creates life long good habits that can have major impacts on the health of girls and women. Our unique methodology allows for women to participate in our program in a flexible way, in the role that speaks most to them. We work to cultivate dignity for those we serve so they can break free from the stigma and shame, stay in school, and participate in the workforce.


Thank you to our Host Committee: Ameera Ahmed, Arjun & Heather Arora, Moushumi & Alfie Brody, Marta Bulaich, Vijay & Archana Chattha, Mitali Chakraborty, Chetan & Karishma Chaudhary, KJ Dhaliwal, Nicole Patrice DeMember, Pooja Devendran, Candace Geiger, Anne Sophie & James Hurst, Darian Rodriguez Heyman & Rebecca Katz, Raj Kapoor, Puneet & Prem Kumta, Mike Masserman, Blair Palmer, Shabnum Mehra Palomba, Tejas & Bijal Patel, Maggie Philbin, Wayne & Michelle Price, Shailesh Sachdeva, Nihal Mehta & Reshma Saujani, Anil Shah, Aekta Shah, Palak Sheth, Karan Singh, Sandeep Sood