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Past Events


Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 1:00PM EST

Audience Engagement for Community Archives


Participant(s): Texas After Violence Project
SAADA and TAVP, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS), present a workshop and interactive discussion about audience engagement strategies for community-based archives. Over the past year, SAADA and TAVP have explored how community-based archives can more actively engage specific audiences: K-12 and college educators, journalists, advocates, and community members. At this event we will share our findings and ask community-based archives practitioners to share strategies their organizations have used to engage specific audiences. Apply to share your community-based archives' audience engagement strategies in our lightning round! Participants organizations will receive a $100 stipend for a 3-4 minute presentation. The event will also feature an introductory training on Learning Management Systems for community-based archives. Join us to also hear about the next steps for the Community Archives Collaborative!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 7:30pm EST

Adding AAPI Studies To Your School's Curriculum


Participant(s): Make Us Visible NJ, Nivetha Karthikeyan
A talk featuring Nivetha Karthikeyan from SAADA, Laura Houcque Prabhakar from IL Teach Act Team, Gabriel Tanglao from NJEA, Dr. Khyati Joshi from Fairleigh Dickinson U., Kim Dorman from Princeton Public Library, Kate Lee from Asian American Education Project, Kristen Mun from Racial Justice From The Heart, Dr. Karishma Desai from Rutgers GSE, Kathy Lu from Immigrant History Initiative, and Christina Jenq, Ph.D from MUVNJ

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

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.