Events

Past Events

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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Dialogue on South Asian Mental Health

On May 19th, 2021, SAAPRI held a community dialogue on Clubhouse with MannMukti, SAMHIN, WE ARE SAATH, and mental health professionals. The event focused on sharing some critical information on the impact COVID-19 has had on mental health. This event built…

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Redistricting in Chicago

On April 29th, 2021, SAAPRI held a workshop in partnership with UIC on redistricting in Chicago. The event focused on civic engagement, the Census, and rules of redistricting through the perspective of professors at UIC. Thank you to all those…

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Census & Redistricting 101: What You Need to Know

On April 21st, 2021, SAAPRI held an informal chat via Instagram Live to learn about the census and redistricting! The event focused on why it is important for everyone to have a seat at the table when it comes to…

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Women’s + Sexual and Gender Minority Health Panel

SAAPRI is back with another exciting virtual conversation about health in our communities. All are welcome to join us for our panels on Community Health! Led by health professionals and policy advocates, this event will cater to South Asian women…

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South Asian Community Health Forum: COVID-19 Impact and Vaccine Rollout

On February 4th, 2021, SAAPRI held a community health forum with an esteemed panel of healthcare professionals and health policy experts. The event focused on sharing some critical information on the impact COVID-19 has had and what our community members…

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