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Chicago community forum to address archiving South Asian American history

January 12, 2012

SAPP recently had the pleasure of meeting Samip Mallick, the president & co-founder of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).  We’ll be learning more about the organization, their efforts and the fascinating history about a South Asian American philanthropist in a forthcoming post. 

In the meantime, check out this community forum they are sponsoring in Chicago next month. It’s the first of several as part of their initiative to build a comprehensive collection of digital materials documenting South Asian American history. Led by Mallick and Michelle Caswell (Secretary & Co-Founder of SAADA), the discussion will focus on how to document, preserve and provide access to South Asian American history.   It’s open to the public and all are invited to participate.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 
5:30pm – 7:00pm CST
Roosevelt University’s Murray – Green Library
430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor 
Chicago, IL 60605

RSVP here.

Following the presentation, there will be an open discussion on the following questions:
· What do you want future generations to know about the South Asian American community of today?
· Which organizations and individuals in Chicago should be included in the archive?
· How do we represent the diversity of the South Asian American community in SAADA?
· What aspects of South Asian American history do you wish you knew more about?

Questions? Contact Samip Mallick directly at

The event is organized by SAADA and Roosevelt University with support from the Asian Giving Circle, Chicago.

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