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September 2014

Chicago Briefing on Report: Under Suspicion, Under Attack

September 26, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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Join us and the Center for New Community on September 26th at 3:30pm for a community briefing on our new report, Under Suspicion, Under Attack.  We'll discuss key findings on hate violence and the rising tide of xenophobic political rhetoric targeting our communities nationwide, as well as highlight best practices to respond.  Click here to RSVP for this event.

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Idli & Immigration: Strategy Session

September 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Public Library-Northtown Branch, 6435 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645 United States

On September 27th, SAALT is partnering with the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI) for an 'Idli & Immigration Strategy Session' to discuss ways the South Asian community can bring about change. Join us at 2:00pm for an engaging discussion about immigration reform and how to raise your voice at the local and national levels. Click here to RSVP for this strategy session.

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October 2014

Be the Change 2014

October 4, 2014

Be the Change is an annual national day of service coordinated by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) to inspire and foster civic engagement and stronger communities through volunteerism and community service. Every year, thousands of participants across the country collectively contribute numerous hours of community service in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This year’s theme of Be the Change is “Stand Together, Serve Together” encouraging people of…

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DC Screening of Freedom Summer

October 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gompers Room, AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) invite you to join a very special free screening of Freedom Summer, followed by a panel connecting Freedom Summer to today’s ongoing and critical Civil Rights struggles and strategies for building collective action. Light refreshments will be provided. Venue is accessible. The film will be screened in English with no subtitles. Interpretation for the panel may be available upon advance request. Please RSVP at…

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December 2014

Join SAALT for a Year-end New York City Reception!

December 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar, 1 Seventh Avenue South
New York, NY 10014

RSVP by Wednesday, December 3rd to enter to win $400 in Southwest Airlines tickets! Join SAALT for a year-end progress report on our work to strengthen South Asian communities nationwide and build a voice for our communities in Washington, D.C. Check out this year's highlights, what's coming up next year, and how you can plug in. Appetizers and a wine tasting menu will be provided. Suggested donation: $65/person For more information or to RSVP, contact Deborah Fletcher: deborah@saalt.org SAALT has…

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April 2015

National South Asian Summit 2015

April 10, 2015 - April 13, 2015
American University | Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
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The National South Asian Summit 2015 will convene South Asian organizations, advocates, and allies from across the U.S. on April 10-13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Summit is an opportunity for organizational leaders and community members to: engage with policymakers and government agencies; participate in a learning environment; discuss emerging issues in the South Asian community and the country as a whole; and, strategize to achieve best practices, discuss collective solutions, and agree to common principles using a progressive, social justice framework.

The National South Asian Summit 2015 is hosted by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) of the American University Washington College of Law as part of the Founder’s Day Celebration.

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January 2017

South Asians Before the Storm

January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
L’Apicio, 13 E First Street
New York, NY

On January 18, 2017, join South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and South Asian community leaders in New York as we prepare for a new administration. We will take stock of our communities' diverse needs, share perspectives, identify our collective priorities, and chart a path forward that builds upon our strength, unity, and resilience. This will be a space for understanding, reflection, community building, and action, and we hope you can gather with us at this pivotal time for our…

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April 2017

National South Asian Summit 2017

April 21, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., 20017 United States

The National South Asian Summit 2017 will convene hundreds of South Asian organizations, advocates, and allies from across the U.S. on April 21-24, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  The 2017 Summit will be the 10-year anniversary for this epic gathering, and will provide an opportunity to build skills that will deepen your organization’s work and your individual leadership, connect with government officials and congressional offices, expand your networks, and strategize with diverse leaders, advocates, and allies to demand justice, create change, and claim…

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October 2017

North Carolina Town Hall on Hate Violence Media Availability

October 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Avenue
Cary, NC 27513 United States

The 2015 Chapel Hill tragedy tore a hole in the fabric of North Carolina and our communities. Yet our communities continue to be the targets of hate violence in North Carolina and nationwide at historic rates. On Saturday, October 7, in Cary, North Carolina, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), in collaboration with state and local officials, law enforcement, and community based organizations, will host a town hall to address the rising tide of hate violence aimed at South Asian…

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April 2019

4/2/19 Congressional Briefing “Detention, Hunger Strikes, Deported to Death”

April 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
421 Cannon HOB, 27 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

Detention Watch Network (DWN), Freedom for Immigrants, Sikh Coalition, Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund (SALDEF), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), UndouBlack Network, and United We Dream (UWD) present: Congressional Briefing "Detention, Hunger Strikes, Deported to Death" TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019 11 AM - 12:30 PM 421 CANNON HOB For years, SAALT has observed a rise in South Asian asylum seekers fleeing to the United States to escape violence, persecution, and repression alongside migrants from African, South East…

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