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Upcoming Events


Sunday, September 19, 2021 @ 6:00PM EDT

An Archive Unbound


Participant(s): Savannah Kumar
South Asian Americans have endured incarceration throughout our history in America, but are often erased from data and discussions about mass incarceration. 2020-21 SAADA Archival Fellow Savannah Kumar welcomes you to a panel discussion about the experiences of South Asian Americans who have been affected by incarceration. We will explore our community's role in supporting those who remain incarcerated today and imagining a world free of bars. Panelists include: Charles "Bula" Joseph, Ra Avis, Tariq MaQbool

Past Events


Monday, August 23, 2021 @ 6:00PM EST

Kutchi Kitchen: Migration Stories from East African Indians


Participant(s): Omme-Salma Rahemtullah
Join us for an interactive experience, as we learn how to cook East African Asian dishes, and hear the stories of identity this food has to tell. Menu includes: Chora Ja Bajia, Mohogo, and Mandazi. Ingredients are listed on the registration page.

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 11:00am EST

Moving Memories


Participant(s): Efadul Huq, Sharmin Hossain, Rasel Ahmed, Prianka Ball, Ahadujjaman Atif
Queer Archives of the Bengal Delta and South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) welcome you to this intimate panel discussion among Bangladeshi queer migrants to share stories that together speak to their experiences. We will meet together on Zoom with panelists and pre-registered visitors to celebrate and mark the release of Moving Memories, an oral history project. Moving Memories holds space for oral histories of loss, displacement, nostalgia, questioning identities, and making homes out of refuge and temporariness within communities of Bangladeshi queer migrants in the U.S. Through archiving and sharing these stories, the project hopes to promote more inclusive migrant narratives in the mainstream discourse.

Saturday, July 10, 2021 @ 11:00am EST

Ambedkarite Community and Anti-caste Movement in the USA


Participant(s): Dadasaheb Tandale, Milind Awasarmol, Rambabu Gautam, Sanjay Kumar, Mahesh Wasnik, and Maya Kamble
The Boston Study Group (BSG) and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) invites you to join the online dissemination of oral history project “Ambedkarite Community and Anti-caste Movement in the USA”. The virtual dissemination event showcases a short video based on the oral history interviews collected by Archival Creators Fellow Dadasaheb Tandale, and a panel discussion on Anti-caste movement in the U.S.A and Dr. Ambedkar.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 1:00PM EST

Our Stories: A Celebration


Join us on Thursday, July 8, to celebrate Our Stories, SAADA's introduction to South Asian America for high school and college-aged readers. The event will feature readings by authors, remarks from SAADA staff and board members, and cheers from supporters and well-wishers.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 5:00PM EST

A Tale of Two Epidemics


Participant(s): Nikhil. D. Patil, Debanuj DasGupta, Kenrick Ross, Monica Gandhi
In the shadow of the ongoing AIDS epidemic, and with the current backdrop of COVID-19, what are the current lived experiences of South Asian Americans in the US in 2021? SAADA's Archival Creators Fellow Nikhil D. Patil brings his oral history project -- Excerpts from an Epidemic: Documenting South Asian American Narratives from the Early Years of the AIDS Crisis in the United States -- into the present reality.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 11:00am EST

Building an Enterprise


Participant(s): Nargis Rahman
Join us for a special event to showcase the stories of 10 Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs from Metro Detroit who have found creative ways to own businesses while upholding and celebrating culture and traditions. These women were interviewed by Nargis Hakim Rahman as part of the Archival Creators Fellowship Program. Learn more about their journeys, network with entrepreneurs, and meet the team behind collecting these stories. Open to the public.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Anti-South Asian Violence, White Supremacy, and Xenophobia


This virtual panel discussion addresses the urgent need to take seriously recent assaults against South Asians in the US and also the history of anti-South Asian racism, and the particular forms of xenophobia targeting Sikh Americans.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 6:30PM EST

Your Dream is Our Dream


Participant(s): Desis for Progress
Exploring Interconnected Histories & Paths Toward Racial Justice

Friday, February 19, 2021

Penn Law Salsa Conference: South Asian Civil Rights


Participant(s): Penn Law Salsa, Samip Mallick
This year, we intend to build on conversations from the previous year and keep with the historic moment that we are in. Thus, we are thrilled for the conference to center South Asians and civil rights—how our community has impacted civil rights movements, how civil rights movements have impacted us, and importantly, solidarity between marginalized communities in the fight for equality.