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.