South Asian Progressive Action Collective (Chicago)
A group of South Asians came together at the end of 2000 in order to create a space for progressive South Asians to unite and take action on issues pertaining to the Diaspora.
Our goal is to use open artistic expression, public education, media outreach, community dialogues and other tools to create a forum for the discussion of political and social issues both within the South Asian community and between ourselves and others.
Themes addressed in our work in past years: - Building bridges of understanding to counter the hatred of communalism;
- Combating detention, deportation and the loss of civil rights here in the US;
- Understanding the dynamics of globalization and responding through global action; and
- Speaking out about and against continuing US Militarism.