On November 30th, 2013, SAAPRI’s Executive Director Ami Gandhi was invited to discuss voting rights, immigration, and the power of diverse coalitions with Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. on his TV show UpFront, which aired on Word Network. Also joining the conversation were Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Professor Lewis Myers of Chicago State University.
SAAPRI also recently co-hosted an event with Leadership Greater Chicago at Mayer Brown LLP about the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on the voting rights of diverse communities of color. SAAPRI added the South Asian American perspective to a lively discussion about the implications of these laws, both here in Illinois and across the country.
Thank you to all those who were able to watch Ami’s discussion or attend our event!