On May 21st, 2023, SAAPRI team members hosted a table at the Chicago History Museum’s celebration of Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community. According to the Chicago History Museum, AAPI Heritage Month takes place in May to commemorate two dates:…
Chai Shai with SAAPRI
On May 21st, 2023, SAAPRI hosted a casual Spring Mixer in David McKay Memorial Garden in Chicago, IL.
WBEZ Reset Panel on “Creating Culturally Competent Care For Asian Americans”
On May 17th, 2023, Executive Director Shobhana Verma joined WBEZ’s Reset panel on “Creating Culturally Competent Care For Asian Americans.” The panel discussed the barriers and stigma Asian Americans face when it comes to both physical and mental health and…
Oaktan Community College Asian Night Market
On May 12th, 2023, SAAPRI team members supported Oakton Community College’s 2nd Annual Asian Night Market. They were joined by dozens of local AAPI businesses and organizations serving our Chicagoland communities.
The Salvation Army’s North & Central Illinois Division’s 2023 Civic Luncheon
On May 11th, 2023, Executive Director Shobhana Verma attended the Salvation Army’s North & Central Illinois Division’s 2023 Civic Luncheon.
Our Stories: Breast Cancer in the South Asian American Community
On May 9th, 2023, SAAPRI hosted the first part of a 3-part panel discussion exploring breast cancer in our community. The first panel involved sharing stories and hearing from four distinguished survivors. At SAAPRI, we are keen on gathering and…
2023 Asian American Action Day!
On May 9th, 2023, SAAPRI joined our Pan Asian Voter Empowerment Coalition – PAVE Coalition partners for the 10th Annual Asian American Action Day (AAA Day) in Springfield, IL to share our stories with legislators and demand support for some…
Congresswoman Jan Schakowski’s 22nd Annual Women’s Power Luncheon
On May 5th, 2023, Executive Director Shobhana Verma attended Congresswoman Jan Schakowski’s 22nd Annual Women’s Power Luncheon.
2023 ARC National Conference
On May 4th, 2023, SAAPRI’s Executive Director Shobhana Verma and Health Equity Project Intern Emmanuel Ravichandar attended the Asian Engagement & Recruitment Core’s (ARC) 2023 National Conference where SAAPRI was recognized as an ARC Legacy Partner.
2022 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Kick-off
On May 3rd, 2023, SAAPRI team members attended the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Chicago Community Kick-Off hosted by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Office. Many friends of Team SAAPRI and community leaders were in attendance. Throughout the month of May, we…