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Past Events

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.

Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 3:00pm EST

Stories from the South: Archiving Your Family History

Participant(s): Ayshea Khan, Samip Mallick
Your family history is important but sometimes the process of preserving your family’s stories can be daunting. Join a workshop centered on practical tips on how to start your own personal archive. Whether you are interested in learning how to preserve family photographs, letters, newspapers, audiovisual recordings, mementos, or simply don’t know where to even begin, preserving your family memories is an invaluable resource for future generations to come. RSVP via Eventbrite to reserve your spot. Panelists include: Ayshea Khan, Samip Mallick, Dr. Sam Vong, Alan Garcia, Tiffany Diane Tso

Sunday, December 6, 2020 @ 4:00pm EST

Family Album

Participant(s): Ayshea Khan, Neel Agrawal, Nicolette Khan, Tara Maharajan, Amber Abbas
Whether you’re interested in stories from your biological or chosen family, this free online 90 minute workshop will cover everything you need to know about how to archive and share your own family stories. This event is made possible with support from our sponsors: Masala My Life, Abbas Law PLLC, Anonymous Donor

Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 7:00PM EST

Lessons from the South Asian Domestic Worker Movement

Participant(s): Andolan Archive Project
As we face a global pandemic, rising fascism, and continued sexual violence, learning from the organizing of South Asian domestic workers is more important now than ever. Since the year 2000, Andolan Organizing South Asian Workers has fought for justice for survivors and workers, always moving in solidarity with other oppressed communities. Given patterns of co-optation and obstruction enacted by dominant class and dominant caste South Asians, it is pivotal for South Asian American activists of all ages to learn from the legacy of transnational and intersectional feminists.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ 7:00PM EST

Let's Talk CommUnity

Location: Array
Participant(s): Ektaa Center, South Asian Network
In this time, as we are faced with tough issues of justice and equality, "Let's Talk CommUnity" is Ektaa's new platform for us to get educated and dialogue. Embark on a two-part series with field experts who will tell us about the South Asian story, how inextricably we are tied to the Civil rights movement, and how we can strengthen that association today.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 1:00PM EST

A Voter's Guide to South Asian Immigration History

Participant(s): Kishwer Vikaas, Pawan Dhingra, Seema Sohi, Tasneem Al-Michael
Through a combination of scholarly and personal perspectives, SAADA will share what you need to know about South Asian immigration history exactly one month before the election.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 12:00PM

Preserving Stories Digitally

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 1:00PM EST

30 minutes w/ SAADA's Archival Creators Fellows

Participant(s): Mustafa Saif, Gaiutra Bahadur, Dhanya Addanki

Sunday, July 5, 2020 @ 10:00AM

"Revolution Remix" Walking Tour

Location: Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA
**The Revolution Remix walking tour is on hiatus until further notice. We'll have updates very soon! This two-hour walking tour starts at the Liberty Bell and winds its way through Old City before ending on the banks of the Delaware River. With stories of South Asians in Philadelphia dating from 1785 to the present day, this immersive experience will make you see the streets of historic Philadelphia through a new lens. Space is limited, buy tickets now!