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.


South Asian Americans Make History in IL Primary Elections

The March 20th Illinois Primary elections were historic for the South Asian American community in Illinois. Not only were there numerous South Asian American candidates running for positions in all levels of government, but for the first time in Illinois history, a South Asian American candidate will serve in the Illinois General Assembly. Ram Villivalam won the […]


SAAPRI Community Research Intern (Summer 2018)

2017: SAAPRI’s Year in Review

2017 has been a year of new beginnings for SAAPRI, as we charged ahead with a focus on developing new means of community engagement. Below is a review of some of the initiatives of which we have been a part.  Ahimsa: The End of Violence (May 22) SAAPRI co-hosted the ‘Ahimsa: The End of Violence’ performance […]