On today’s recording of JustLove, begin our program joined by Afghani-born Nahela Hadi, about the work she has done helping other Afghani women who have spent the past year acclimating to life in the United States. We discuss the complex issues faced by women and children here and abroad. Next on our program, Executive Director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Bhairavi Desai helps us anticipate the implementation of a 2019 New York State “Congestion Pricing” Law which aims to cut traffic to Manhattan’s “Central Business District” south of 60th St. with a toll. Desai is working to organize the taxi and fee-for-hire industry to ask for exemptions from these tolls that have the potential to cripple the taxi industry.
Nahela Hadi is an independent non-profit consultant who has worked for many years at the United Nations Association of the United States of America. Her career has focused on the complex struggles faced by vulnerable women and children in the United States and Abroad.
Bhairavi Desai is the Executive Director for the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a union representing approximately 15,000 taxi drivers in New York City.