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Upcoming Events


Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 7pm to 8:30pm

The Missing Stories


Location: Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ
In 1883, Anandibai Joshee, a young woman from a small city in western India arrived in Roselle, New Jersey. She had traveled thousands of miles, overcoming incredible physical and emotional hardships. She arrived with a purpose and eventually became the first South Asian woman in the world with a degree in western medicine. South Asians have been a presence in the US for more than 130 years, but their stories are mostly unknown. In this session, participants will engage in an interactive discussion about underrepresented populations, specifically examining South Asians, and how sharing community stories can help create a more inclusive future. Come join us for a special presentation from Samip Mallick, Co-Founder and Executive Director of SAADA, as we examine and celebrate these missing stories from our shared experience.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:30am CT

"The Other Community Archivist: Volunteering Your Archival Labor"


Location: Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
This panel will highlight lessons learned and challenges of working together with community organizations as an unpaid/underpaid volunteer archivist. As conversations expand on the importance of community archives, there also exist a need to identify who or how these repositories will manage and maintain themselves. Panelists will include archivists with previous experiences of working in these situations as well as one representative from the community the archivist engaged with. Society of Southwest Archivists conference attendees will gain insight into different approaches to community outreach as well as conversations on the moral obligation archivists have towards the larger community outside of their workplace.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 @ 5:30pm ET

"Strengthening Our Roots" at the Washington Leadership Program


Location: AARP: The Hatchery, 575 7th St NW, Washington, DC
The first Washington Leadership Program (WLP) Session: Strengthening Our Roots will focus on the salient role of knowing and understanding AANHPI history. The session aims to provide attendees with a foundation of how AANHPI successes and lessons from key moments in American history relate to the struggles of other minority communities, and how that can inform modern advocacy efforts and movements. Registration for the event will begin at 5:30pm with our program following promptly at 6:00pm. All WLP sessions are free to the public, but seating is limited. Please register online to reserve your seat. Dinner will be provided.

Past Events


Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 3pm to 4:30pm ET

The Missing Stories


Location: Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 4pm ET

Beyond Apu: A Community Conversation


Location: URBN Screening Room at Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 9am PT

Between Indigenous and Immigrant: A Workshop on South Asian Migration in Global History


Location: University of Victoria, Victoria, BCCanada
Participant(s): Samip Mallick

Thursday, August 24, 2017

South Asian Canadian Digital Archive (SACDA): Knowledge Mobilization Workshop


Location: University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BCCanada
Participant(s): Samip Mallick

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Where We Belong: Community Gatherings


Location: Array

Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 9:30am - 3:30pm ET

Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive


Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 6pm ET

Panel Discussion at Georgetown University


Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Participant(s): Samip Mallick

Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 9:30am - 5:30pm

Digitization Day in Little Bangladesh (Los Angeles)


Location: Pio Pico - Koreatown Branch Library, 694 S. Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 5:30pm ET

Presentation at Rutgers - Newark


Location: John Cotton Dana Library, 4th Floor, Rutgers - Newark, 185 University Avenue, Newark, NJ
Participant(s): Samip Mallick

Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 10am - 2pm PT

Digitization Day at the Artesia Public Library


Location: Artesia Public Library, 18722 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, CA
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