Events

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Past Events

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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South Asian Americans on the Ballot: 2020 and Beyond

On November 21st, 2020, SAAPRI hosted a virtual town hall discussion around South Asian participation in 2020 election through the perspective of candidates for local offices in the Chicago area! Thank you to all those who attended the event! If…

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Our Vote. Our Voice: Virtual Town Hall

On October 22nd, 2020, SAAPRI hosted a virtual town hall that featured a panel of community leaders. The event discussed all things elections, including navigating the 2020 election season, and why everyone’s vote matters! Thank you to everyone who attended…

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South Asian Voices: A Conversation on Desi Representation through Movements and the 2020 Census

On June 25th, 2020, SAAPRI in partnership with the UIC Census Team hosted a virtual town hall discussion. The event focused on how members of our community are amplifying South Asian representation through the 2020 Census as well as how…

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Mental Health and Civic Engagement in the South Asian Community

On May 21st 2020, SAAPRI held its first virtual town hall event in partnership with UChicago MannMukti. In light of the COID-19 crisis, the town hall focused on South Asian mental health, civic engagement, and the connection between the two.…

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South Asians and the 2020 Census with the UIC Indian Student Association

On February 19th 2020, SAAPRI partnered with the Indian Student Association at UIC to share how the Census affects college students and their surrounding communities. We are committed to counting South Asians in Illinois and we are thankful for the…

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South Asians and the 2020 Census with Northwestern SASA

On February 11th 2020, Team SAAPRI spend the evening with the Northwestern South Asian Students Alliance (SASA). SAAPRI appreciated the opportunity to connect with the Northwestern student body and share how the Census affects the college students and their surrounding…

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South Asians and the 2020 Census with UChicago SASA

On January 28th 2020, SAAPRI hosted a Census education session at the University of Chicago in partnership with their South Asian Students Association. We understand it can be challenging to carve out time on a school night but team SAAPRI…

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2020 Census Outreach Workshop at Hamdard Center

On January 26th 2020, SAAPRI held its first of a series of 2020 Census outreach workshops at the Hamdard Health center in partnership with the Indo-American Center. Senior citizens represent a diverse and important population in the Chicagoland area. Making…

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SAAPRI at the 2020 Women’s March

In January 2020, SAAPRI participated in the 2020 Women’s March in Chicago. Despite the cold temperatures, it was a great day of community organizing with the US Census Bureau, the City of Chicago, Apna Ghar, CBCAC, IL Muslim Civic Coalition,…

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