Racial Justice

South Asians Against Racial Injustice (SAARI) initiative was started by India Association of Minnesota (IAM) in collaboration with other South Asian partner organizations.
"SAARI Race talks": Conversations with Youth & Parents about Race & Racism

Presented by:  Sayali Amarapurkar, Ph.D  & Priya Rao, M.A., M.Phil 

  • One  hour session with kids age 7-11 ( Up to 20 kids per session). Sign up for one of the 4 sessions  here .Dates: Sep 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th, Dec 11th Time: 1PM - 2PM  
  • One hour session with Teens age 12- 18 (Up to 20 kids per session)Sign up for one of the 4 sessions here Dates: Sep 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th, Dec 11th Time: 3PM - 4PM  
  • One hour session for parents (Up to 20 adults per session)Sign up for one of the 4 sessions here Dates: Sep 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Dec 12th Time: 3PM - 4PM   https://forms.gle/4rxsrxPVrDp2j9
. Sessions start Sept 18-19.
 These free of cost one hour sessions will use age-appropriate research based strategies to talk to kids and parents. Aim is to help parents & kids move beyond a frozen space of inaction and harmful silence around race & racism. 

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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.