Community Insights: Awareness and Well-Being in the South Asian Community

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In South Asian communities, mental health issues are often swept under the rug. Because it is culturally stigmatizing to talk about one's feelings, some people are denied or have no access to mental health resources. Numerous studies have shown that South Asian immigrants experience high rates of mental health problems, sometimes higher than their peers […]

SAI’s SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Mark your calendars! Save the date! South Asia Institute is hosting its Second Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, June 15, 2024 ! The highlight of the evening will be a live performance by Popular South Asian American artist who revolutionized Bhangra, DJ Rekha, along with other artists, amazing food and drinks, an art auction and much, much […]

SAI Screenings: Before You Were My Mother

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60616

South Asia Institute Presents, A special screening of the Nepali documentary "Before You Were My Mother" as part of our new "SAI Screenings" series on Saturday, April 6 (3:30 pm). About the film Born and brought up in Manipur and currently living in New York, Ibemhal (59) left her childhood home in Manipur and moved to Nepal after her marriage. […]

$5

Artist Tour With Indrani Nayer-Gall

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Dive deep into The Paglees: Between Reason and Madness, where you will have a rare opportunity to ask a Paglee questions. Indrani Nayer-Gall is a member of The Paglees Collective and an interdisciplinary artist-activist. She weaves global narratives of marginalization, patriarchy, and misogyny through her practice in installation, 2-D/3-D media and moving image. Read more […]

Art and Madness: A Storytelling Night

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60616

Where does art come from? Who is an artist? Does the artist create the art or is it the art that makes the artist? Join us at South Asia Institute on April 13th at 7 pm as 4 of Chicago's best storytellers answer these questions (or leave you with more!) Hosted by Jitesh Jaggi, this special storytelling […]

$15,25

Finally Fridays: SAI Socials

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

The South Asia Institute is excited to announce "Finally Fridays", a social monthly event designed to help our patrons make new connections. We believe that art makes connections, with a touch of music, DJ performances, food and drinks have the power to build communities. So come join us for our first SAI Social event and […]

The Sa of Equality

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Coming to South Asia Institute! Anand, a student of legendary Indian classical Dhrupad vocalist Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar, will present a unique program of Buddhist suttas in a bouquet of ragas, […]

What is Seen and Unseen: Mapping South Asian American Art in Chicago

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

What is Seen and Unseen: Mapping South Asian American Art in Chicago is a ground-breaking exhibition documenting this amorphous history of art production and presentation. This is the first comprehensive exhibition to map and disseminate this vital chapter of Chicago’s art history. The survey comprises two parallel exhibitions: Shadows Dance Within the Archives, an archival […]

Ahimsa for Freedom

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

“Non violence (AHIMSA) needs you to have more strength and more courage”. John J. Pershing Magnet School for the Humanities & Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts invite you to AHIIMSA FOR FREEDOM - performed by middle schoolers. What happens when a ten year old child sees the monumental national struggle disrupting her home? Changing […]

“Next To Normal”Featuring an All South Asian Cast!

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

We are pleased to announce the South Asian cast world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize & three-time Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal! Through faith, religion, medication, trips to the doctor, and family support, Next to Normal explores how one family struggles with finding light in the darkness. Click the "Get Tickets" button to read more about […]

“Next To Normal”Featuring an All South Asian Cast!

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

We are pleased to announce the South Asian cast world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize & three-time Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal! Through faith, religion, medication, trips to the doctor, and family support, Next to Normal explores how one family struggles with finding light in the darkness. Click the "Get Tickets" button to read more about […]

“Next To Normal”Featuring an All South Asian Cast!

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

We are pleased to announce the South Asian cast world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize & three-time Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal! Through faith, religion, medication, trips to the doctor, and family support, Next to Normal explores how one family struggles with finding light in the darkness. Click the "Get Tickets" button to read more about […]

“Next To Normal”Featuring an All South Asian Cast!

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

We are pleased to announce the South Asian cast world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize & three-time Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal! Through faith, religion, medication, trips to the doctor, and family support, Next to Normal explores how one family struggles with finding light in the darkness. Click the "Get Tickets" button to read more about […]

South Asians On The Mic (Vol. 2)

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

After the tremendous success of our first event, South Asia Institute is back with the second event in our bi-monthly open series, South Asians On The Mic, on Friday, May 31! We are now accepting submissions for artists to participate in this event. Please submit an application using the button below and support the artists […]

SAI’s SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Mark your calendars! Save the date! South Asia Institute is hosting its Second Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, June 15, 2024 ! The highlight of the evening will be a live performance by Popular South Asian American artist who revolutionized Bhangra, DJ Rekha, along with other artists, amazing food and drinks, an art auction and much, […]