Events

Join SAAPRI for Dil Dhadakne Do: A South Asian Community Health Forum for a critical conversation on the health status of South Asian Americans.

South Asians living in the United States are disproportionately at risk for heart disease. We are 4x more likely to have a heart attack than the general public, experience heart attacks at an average of 10 years earlier, and have 50% higher mortality rate than any other ethnic group. The event will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Namratha Kandula from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and Village Clerk of Skokie Pramodh Shah. We will discuss the latest research and health policy advocacy efforts by healthcare experts and local government, as well as how our community can work together to build on SAAPRI’s efforts to help pass H.R. 3592: The South Asian Heart Health Research and Awareness Act. RSVP today!

 

Past Events

SAAPRI Brings South Asian Immigrant Stories to New Audiences Downstate

SAAPRI’s groundbreaking oral history project, Memories and Milestones, will be featured at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in their upcoming exhibit, From the Subcontinent to the Prairie: Stories of Immigration and Identity. The exhibit aims to…

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SAAPRI Hosts South Asian Community Health Forum

This past weekend, SAAPRI hosted a community conversation on the health status of South Asians at Dil Dhadakne Do (Let Your Heart Beat): A South Asian American Community Health Forum. We would like to thank all those who were able to join…

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SAAPRI Hosts Fall Fundraising Event: The State of South Asian American Influence & Power in Illinois

On Saturday, September 29th, SAAPRI held our fall fundraiser The State of South Asian American Influence & Power in Illinois. We would like to thank all those who were able to join us and support this critical community event. Our panelists, Ram Villivalam,…

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Ahimsa Breaks Barriers: SAAPRI and Kalapriya’s Series on Community Violence Draws Diverse Audiences at Shedd Park in Little Village

On Friday, July 13, SAAPRI and the Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, conducted its second event in a series of Night Out in the Park events titled “Ahimsa: The End of Violence.”…

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Ahimsa: The End of Violence, Our Summer Series on Violence Prevention, kicked off at Abbott Park in Roseland

On Friday, June 15, SAAPRI and the Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, conducted the first in a series of Night Out in the Park events titled “Ahimsa: The End of Violence.” The…

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Talk It Out: #MeToo SAAPRI Hosts a Desi Round Table Discussion on the Women’s Movement in Our Community

On March 18th, SAAPRI was proud to host Talk It Out: #MeToo, a Desi round table discussion focused on normalizing conversations around sexual harassment and gender bias in our community. At this event, SAAPRI shared the latest demographic data on…

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SAAPRI Co-hosts IL Senate District 8 and House District 17 Candidate Forum on Asian American Women and Communities

On March 4th, SAAPRI co-hosted the Illinois Senate District 8 and House District 17 Candidate Forum on Asian American Women and Communities at Oakton Community Center in Skokie, IL. Senate District 8 and House District 17 have some of the…

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SAAPRI Organizes Voter Registration Drive at Chicago Muslim Community Center

On Friday, January 26, SAAPRI held a voter registration drive at the Muslim Community Center in Albany Park. The Jummah prayer brings a large crowd of worshippers to the mosque and community center around lunchtime on Friday afternoons. Alongside the…

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SAAPRI Participates in Panel at South Asian Womanhood and Girlhood Conference

SAAPRI was delighted to contribute to a panel discussion regarding political outreach and advocacy at the first conference on South Asian womanhood and girlhood at Loyola University Chicago. The panel featured Reema Kapur, SAAPRI Executive Director; Kathleen Yang-Clayton, independent consultant; and…

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SAAPRI Hosts Annual Fundraiser to Support Civic Engagement

  On Thursday, September 15, South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) hosted “Our Vote Matters!,” an event focusing on the organization’s civic engagement initiative. The event brought together over 40 supporters, board members and staff together for a…

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