Events

Past Events

Our Stories – Teaching Asian American History in Illinois

In July 2021, Illinois became the first state to mandate the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act, which requires the teaching of a unit of Asian-American history in public elementary and high schools starting in the 2022-23 school…

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South Asian American Community Health Forum – Heart Health

On Thursday, April 21st, from 6-7 PM CST, SAAPRI hosted a community health panel led by health professionals and public health advocates, Dr. Swapna Dave, Dr. Nilay Shah, Dr. Atif Hassan, and moderated by Parin Shah. This event catered towards…

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Chicago Redistricting – 2022 Asian American Community Update

On Wednesday, March 30th, from 6-7 PM CST, SAAPRI co-hosted a virtual presentation and Q&A session focused on keeping our Asian American communities together and to continue the conversation on redistricting. After ensuring our hard-to-count South Asian American community members…

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A Statewide Conversation with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth

On March 16th, 2022, SAAPRI co-hosted, along with many other Asian American community organizations including the Asian American Caucus, a statewide conversation with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth on the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta shootings, when eight people were killed in…

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Community Remembrance Day

On March 12th, 2022, SAAPRI co-sponsored an event along with other Asian American community-based organizations to commemorate the anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings that took place on March 16, 2021. Many gathered at Horner Park to remember the victims,…

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SAAPRI’s 20th Anniversary Fundraising Kickoff

On October 29th, 2021, SAAPRI held its 20th Anniversary Fundraising Kickoff at Naveen’s Cuisine, with the aim of celebrating twenty years of providing the South Asian American community in Chicagoland with research and policy guidance! The event began with a…

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Chicago Redistricting Education and Hearing Session

On September 14th, 2021, SAAPRI partnered with other community partners to host a redistricting hearing at the Indo-American Center. The event focused on sharing information about the redistricting process and how Chicagoans can make an impact. Attendees were able to…

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Hot Topics in Immigration Law with Dhenu Maru

On July 28th, 2021, SAAPRI held a virtual conversation via Instagram Live addressing the critical immigration issues affecting the South Asian American community. Led by Dhenu Maru, the event focused specifically on South Asian immigration including topics like H-4 EAD, domestic violence…

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Citizenship & Immigration Expo

On July 30th and 31st, 2021, SAAPRI partnered with other Chicagoan organizations, including but not limited to the Latino Policy Forum, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Syrian Community Network, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community-CBCAC, to host a two-day citizenship…

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Finding Connection and Joy Through Art with Chandini Lord

On May 27th, 2021, SAAPRI held a virtual conversation addressing the intersection of mental health with our physical health and creativity. Led by Chandini Lord, the event focused on the accessibility of art, using art to better process relevant topics, and…

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