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.


SAAPRI Discusses Voting Rights on UpFront with Rev. Jesse Jackson

Law student volunteer Aditi Singh represented SAAPRI in a discussion about voting rights on UpFront with Rev. Jesse Jackson, airing on March 8, 2014 on The Word Network. Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Common Cause Illinois also joined the conversation. On the show, Aditi said, “In the South Asian American […]

Our March 7 letter to the editors of Desi Talk Chicago

Click above to read our letter. Read the full March 7, 2014 issue below:

Paid Opportunity for Bilingual Citizens

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is currently hiring bilingual individuals who speak Hindi, Gujarati, or Urdu. This is a paid opportunity to help South Asian community members gain access to the polls during the primary elections on March 18, 2014. Requirements include: (1) U.S. citizenship, (2) registered to vote in the state of Illinois […]

SAAPRI Commemorates Korematsu Day

In honor of Fred Korematsu Day, SAAPRI joins Japanese American Citizens League, Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, Northwestern University South Asian Law Students Association & others to reflect on Korematsu’s legacy and threats to civil rights that exist even today. DATE: Thursday, January 30, 2014 TIME: 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: DePaul College of […]