South Asian American Policy & Research Institute

Empowering Communities For A Better Tomorrow

South Asian Americans

The growing significance of our community


SAAPRI conducts critical research and advances public policy.


SAAPRI hosts public events and educates diverse audiences.


Paid Opportunity to Improve Safety in Community

You are invited to a Research Study to prevent violence against South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Nepali, or Bhutanese) retail workers. If you are selected, you will receive $100 for participating in the focus group. South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) and Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety […]

Asian American Organizations Appalled by Chicago Police Department’s Discriminatory, Abusive Treatment

UPDATE: Join us at the June 7 town hall to address this issue with city officials. The town hall will take place on Saturday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Japanese American Service Committee, 4427 N. Clark St. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2014 Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago, the Japanese American Citizens League and the […]

SAAPRI Co-Hosts June 1 Town Hall on Profiling

Update: Video of event is available here. Please join us on June 1 to discuss the consequences of anti-Muslim religious and racial profiling and what we can all do to address this issue. The event will include remarks from several experts and significant time for attendees to ask questions and share their own stories and […]

SAAPRI Leads Workshop at Thompson Center

SAAPRI will highlight the concerns of the South Asian American community to Illinois state employees at the Office of the Governor’s commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Attend SAAPRI’s workshop and the other events of the day, including a job information session, community resource fair, cultural awareness workshops, and a networking reception. EVENT: Office […]