Programs

We welcome you to learn more about SAALT’s programs, and to use our tools, resources, and efforts to launch your own activism and involvement to empower the community in which you live.

SAALT’s current programs include:

The South Asian Summit is a biannual event which brings together diverse activists, advocates, allies and community members for four days of advocacy, peer exchange, skills-building, networking, and strategizing.

The We Build Community initiative is designed to enable four groups in the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations to deepen their capacity and involvement in civic engagement that connect South Asian American communities with broader movements for racial justice, immigration justice, gender justice, and/or LGBTQ justice.

SAALT’s Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is an opportunity for undergraduate university students to build leadership skills, connect with activists and mentors, and explore social change strategies around issues that affect South Asian and immigrant communities in the US.

Be the Change is an annual national day of service that has historically been coordinated by SAALT to inspire and foster civic engagement and stronger communities through volunteerism and community service.  As of 2016, SAALT no longer serves as the effort’s national coordinator. To encourage local leadership among grassroots South Asian organizations, SAALT has prepared an extensive guide for groups interested in organizing a Be the Change event in their communities.

A SAALT Circle is a safe space for community members to come together and learn about local and national issues impacting the South Asian community in the US, share their experiences, and explore ways to create change.

A Campus Session is an opportunity for a student-driven discussion around issues that impact the South Asian community.

SAALT leads campaigns and programs in various parts of the country with a special emphasis on areas with high-density South Asian populations.

SAALT engages in campaigns around the country focused on areas with high-density South Asian populations.