News & Updates

SAADA on PRI's 'The World'

AUGUST 29, 2013
Tune in to PRI's 'The World' tonight to hear a story about SAADA's First Days Project! Listen online or check your local radio listings!

UnSung Theater Project

AUGUST 15, 2013
The UnSung Theater Project, a student group at the University of the Arts (in Philadelphia), will be creating a theater production based on stories and materials from SAADA. They are seeking input from community members about their experiences in order to help inform the script. For more information or to be interviewed about your experiences, please contact Joshua Campbell at
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A visit to Yuba City, California

AUGUST 5, 2013

Yuba City, California has been home to South Asians since the early 1900s. The Sutter County Community Memorial Museum (Yuba City is the county seat) houses the 'Becoming American' exhibit, focusing on the history of South Asians in the local area. Learn more about the exhibit at
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Introducing SAADA's First Days Project

JUNE 17, 2013
A first day is so much more than just one day. The first day in a new country can be full of excitement, nervousness, loss, humor, sadness, anticipation, confusion, and a mixture of many other emotions. One day can encapsulate both what has come before and what will come after.

Today we are very excited to launch SAADA's First Days Project, an effort to document and share stories from South Asian Americans about their first day in the United States. Stories can be submitted as video or audio (up to 3 minutes) or text (maximum 300 words). You can submit your own story or interview a family member or friend about their first day. Submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2013!

Browse stories, learn more and submit your story!

Pawan Dhingra joins SAADA's Board of Directors

MAY 14, 2013
We are pleased to announce Pawan Dhingra as the newest member of SAADA's Board of Directors! Pawan is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Tufts University and was the Founding Curator of the Indian American Heritage Project at the Smithsonian Institution. Read Pawan's full bio here.