SAAPRI conducts research on issues of importance to South Asian Americans in response to community needs. Projects are designed to foster dialogue, utilize data, and drive social change.
SAAPRI organizes public events to gather input from the community, to disseminate information, and to create a deeper understanding among people of all backgrounds.
SAAPRI’s research and policy work has included initiatives on access to health care, civic engagement, hate crimes, economic development, and immigration.
Illinois Governor Quinn’s office is hosting an exhibit from May 20 to 24, 2013 to commemorate 150 years of Asian Americans in Illinois. SAAPRI’s contribution to the exhibit highlights the past and present issues facing South Asian Americans in Illinois. Attend the exhibit opening on May 20 at 10:30 a.m. and visit the exhibit throughout [...]
Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month by learning about the stories of pioneer South Asian immigrants who came to Illinois between 1945 and 1965. Chicago Public Library’s Northtown branch (near Devon Avenue) is hosting the Memories & Milestones exhibit in May 2013. Attend the kick-off event on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. and visit the exhibit [...]