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South Asian Diaspora
Historical, literary and other interdisciplinary research resources on the worldwide migration of peoples from the countries of South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).
Established in 1999, the ICC is a non-profit educational organization recognized by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Aims to build bridges between Hindus/Indians and other ethnic groups in the cosmopolitan Caribbean.
Aims to "provide UK's South Indian, especially Tamil, diaspora regular opportunities to stay connected with their roots" via education on South Indian Vedic culture, Tamil and Sanskrit languages, scriptures, and literature.
"Aims to promote discourse on Asia/Pacific America defying traditional boundaries.The Institute works to dispel socio-cultural and political misconceptions, provide cultural and scholarly connections, lead collections building, and encourage innovative research and interdisciplinary exploration."
"Founded in 1988 by a group of university teachers interested in the Caribbean. Its main purpose was to bring into contact all those who worked or were interested in the area of the Caribbean, but who were scattered in different institutions and disciplines."
Diasporic Community Organizations: New York & New Jersey
Founded in 1967 after the US Congress passed the Immigration Act (1965-66), repealing the Asian Exclusion Act of 1917. Aims to "foster and promote cultural and social interactions among the members and all those interested in Indian culture and heritage."
"Since 2005, Adhikaar has been committed to improving the lives of the Nepali-speaking community and getting our voices heard in the social justice movement. We have assisted thousands of individuals and families; trained hundreds of new leaders; and successfully changed policies and created new laws at local, state, national, and international levels, including the New York State Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the International Domestic Workers' Convention."
"Chhaya’s mission is to work with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. Using a strategy that combines direct services and community organizing, backed by critical research and policy advocacy on core areas of housing and economic development, Chhaya is able to impact a range of social outcomes including education, employment, civic participation, community pride, and mental health and well-being".
"Founded on Dec 12, 1973 to represent the Asian Indian Ethnic Ensemble in New Jersey. Also known as Mahatma Gandhi Center-Hindu Temple, the ICS seeks to promote the values professed and recommended by Mahatma Gandhi."
"Founded in 1998, NYTWA is the 17,000-member strong union of NYC yellow taxicab drivers. We fight for justice, rights, respect and dignity for the over 50,000 licensed men and women who labor 12 hour shifts with little pay and little protection in the city’s mobile sweatshop."
A networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian origin; journalists and others interested in S.A. and its diaspora. Mission includes acting as a resource to promote accurate coverage of the region and its communities.
"Serves to promote awareness, tolerance, acceptance, empowerment and safe spaces for sexual minorities and people of all gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian."
"Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. We unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives."
"Sapna NYC is committed to cultural competence and ethnic diversity. We define cultural competence as the ability to work in cross cultural situations, promote respect and understanding of differences, develop programs and services that acknowledge cultural setting; and help mobilize cultural resources.
Current board members reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of South Asia, with members from North and South India, West Bengal, and Bangladesh. Our staff is similarly diverse, including Hindi/Urdu and Bengali speakers. Our front line staff are made up by peer workers—women from the community who provide sensitive, strength-based support".
"SAYA aims to foster a strong sense of belonging in youth and provide them with tools to thrive academically, professionally and personally.
SAYA youth come from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. Our youth who identify as South Asian or belong to the region’s diasporas trace their ancestries to countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Guyana, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, and Trinidad and Tobago."
Membership based organization of South Asian low-wage and domestic workers (from Bangladesh, India, Nepali, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, Fiji, Guyana, Africa, Southeast Asia). Advocates on behalf of domestic workers to obtain unpaid wages and improved working conditions.