Racial JusticeSouth Asians Against Racial Injustice (SAARI) initiative was started by India Association of Minnesota (IAM) in collaboration with other South Asian partner organizations.
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Author Talk - Not Quite not white: Losing and finding race in AmericaJuneteenth Event
Knowing the past opens the door to the future: Learning from Black HistoryBlack History Month Event
July 28 th: Allyship and How White Individuals and Non-Black POC Can Support the BLM Movement (Replay Video)Guest Speakers: Joel Kerandi & Dieu Do
July 21st: Similarities Between Systemic Racism in the United States and Casteism in India (Replay Video)Guest Speakers: Neeraj Rajashekar & Dr. Suraj Yengde
July 7th: The History of the Civil Rights Movement and Its Evolution Into the BLM Movement (Replay Video)Guest Speakers: Dr. Shemariah Arki & Nautica Flowers
SAARI's Vigil for George Floyd
The South Asian Community came together for a vigil in honor of George Floyd on Thursday 6/4 evening and expressed solidarity with the African American community and pledged to engage and invest to break the cycle of prejudice and bias on race.
South Asians Against Racial Injustices (SAARI) vigil was organized by Community members and India Association of Minnesota (IAM), in collaboration with Partner Organizations.
IAM Thanks the SAARI vigil organizers for bringing the community together on the day of George Floyd's memorial service in Minneapolis. Our work begins now.
IAM & CAAL statement
IAM, along with the Asian organizations from Twin Cities, together we form the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), is condemning the George Flyod incident and expressing solidarity with the African American community. We stand together in this difficult time that our communities are facing.
CAAL has put out this letter to the community seeking unity and solidarity in the face of violence.
We mourn for George Floyd
We at India Association of Minnesota (IAM) are profoundly saddened to hear of the inhumane treatment and loss of life of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police. We stand with his family and Minnesotans in sorrow and offer our support in demanding justice.
We respect the right to peacefully protest and condemn the use of tear gas and other uses of force against peaceful protesters. We condemn all racially motivated violence against African Americans and all the communities of color.