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.


IABA-SAAPRI Networking Event

LET’S TALK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY Indian American Bar Association (IABA) and South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) Networking and Fundraising Event Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 5:30 – 8:00pm Zed451 739 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL Appetizers provided $15 at the door RSVP Below Please Come Support Us! If your organization is interested in […]

Idli & Immigration: Strategy Session

Chicago Public Library – Northtown Branch 6435 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We know the facts. Nearly 70% of South Asian Americans in Illinois are immigrants. Indian Americans are the second largest immigrant group in the Midwest. 67% of Indian Americans think that visa backlogs are a […]

Paid Opportunity to Improve Safety in Community

UPDATE: The 2014 focus groups have concluded. Thank you to all those who participated. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in future focus groups. 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 […]

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 […]