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Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani & Lilly Singh Among Headliners For South Asian Block Party Fundraiser

Stars from the South Asian community are coming together for a virtual block party in support of the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris ticket for the 2020 election.

“Joining forces with our community of brown folks/South Asians for a fundraiser for Biden-Harris is not just a natural evolution of my involvement, but something I’m so proud of. I’m thrilled to be participating in this first-of-its kind get together with other South Asian actors, artists and leaders to help our community unite our around this truly vital cause: essentially, fighting for the rights of all and the preservation of our democracy,” said Eternals and The Lovebirds actor Kumail Nanjiani.

Nanjiani is one in a handful of Hollywood stars set to make an appearance at the South Asian Block Party on Wednesday.  An official fundraiser for the Biden-Harris campaign, the South Asian Block Party will also feature Hollywood figures Mindy Kaling, Lilly Singh, Aparna Nancherla and Liza Koshy as part of its informative and entertaining program.

Wednesday’s South Asian Block Party will not only feature sets from comedians and music from South Asian artists like Madame Gandhi and Emmy-nominated This Is Us composer Siddhartha Khosla, but the event will also include conversations about the topics relevant the South Asian community including immigration policy and health care.

Shah said that while the fundraiser may be the first to assemble notable South Asians for a common cause, he hopes that the event’s impact will go far beyond Wednesday night.

“This is a great first step in creating a new conversation within our community about the importance of voting,” he said. “We’re hoping to also inspire this new generation of young, vibrant South Asians that are in the media and entertainment industry to also get them involved and then hopefully see how they can mobilize their own communities across the country in getting involved in voting and in the political conversation.”

Additional guests include former United States Attorney Preet Bharara, DJ Rekha, Janina Gavankar, Madhur Jaffrey, Aasif Mandvi, Ravi Patel, Girls Who Code CEO and founder Reshma Saujani and more.

Information and tickets for the South Asian Block Party can be found here.

via Deadline


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