SAPAC Open Meeting: Hindi-Urdu at Tufts
Dec
10
6:00 pm18:00

SAPAC Open Meeting: Hindi-Urdu at Tufts

Please join SAPAC to discuss our latest project, an initiative to bring Hindi-Urdu to Tufts. **Over chai and samosas**, we'll be sharing our plan and what we've done so far, and we also hope you will come share any thoughts you may have on the matter. 

SAPAC presents: Reimagining South Asia
May
2
1:00 pm13:00

SAPAC presents: Reimagining South Asia

In partnership with the Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts South Asian Political Action Committee (SAPAC) presents an interdisciplinary symposium showcasing undergraduate scholarship pertaining to South Asia!
 

#ShouldITakeThisUber: Women's Safety and the Use of Technology in South Asia
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

#ShouldITakeThisUber: Women's Safety and the Use of Technology in South Asia

  • The Fletcher School

SAPAC invites students from all backgrounds to hear about recent innovations and collaborate on solutions, policies, plugins, and features that will positively impact public transportation in South Asia. Has Uber done enough? What do you like or dislike about their recent additions? Can apps really keep people safe? Find out at #ShouldITakeThisUber?

#ItGetsBitter: DarkMatter Spoken Word
Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

#ItGetsBitter: DarkMatter Spoken Word

  • Sophia Gordon Hall

DARKMATTER is a trans south asian art and activist collaboration comprised of janani and alok. using poetry & polemic, tweet & tirade DM is committed to an art practice of gender self(ie) determination, racial justice, and movement building. DM has been invited to perform and facilitate workshops across the world. you can follow their antics at www.darkmatterrage.com or @darkmatterrage. 

Qaid: A Camp-in for Kashmir
Nov
12
Nov 13

Qaid: A Camp-in for Kashmir

  • Tisch Rooftop

In the spirit of other on-campus protests that have called attention to underrepresented issues through “teach-ins” and “sit-ins,” we present a “camp-in” to honor the incredible courage of the thousands of Kashmiris who were trapped for endless days and nights on rooftops awaiting rescue after the floods. This event is an incredible opportunity for all to learn about the historical, literary, and cultural traditions of the “highest battleground on earth.”
 

Ferguson is NOT a Metaphor: What "State" of Equality?
Sep
30
6:00 pm18:00

Ferguson is NOT a Metaphor: What "State" of Equality?

SAPAC joins Tufts' Pan-African Alliance (PAA), Asian American Alliance (AAA), Caribbean Students' Organization (CSO), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) in co-hosting "a dialogue that means more than 'a conversation' and affects us all."

"South Asians of the Hill" - A Photo Campaign and Wear-In
Apr
18
12:30 pm12:30

"South Asians of the Hill" - A Photo Campaign and Wear-In

  • Tufts University Academic Quad

We invite all of you who link some part of your identity to South Asia to join our "South Asians of the Hill" photo campaign, inspired by "Humans of New York" and other similar campaigns that seek to highlight the beauty in both our similarities and our differences. We hope that you'll take this opportunity to reflect on what South Asia has or hasn't meant to you, and that this event will begin the process of charting new pathways of support, understanding, and solidarity. 

Psychology of Conflict: South Asia, Stigma & the Scars of Partition
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Psychology of Conflict: South Asia, Stigma & the Scars of Partition

  • Crane Room

Renowned conflict trauma specialist and journalist Justine Hardy will host a discussion on the impact of stigma surrounding mental health, especially in the context of South Asia. What is the psychological aftermath of partition, and does it hinder the process of reconciliation in the region? 

#ElectionWatch 2014: The World's Largest "Democracy"  Votes
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

#ElectionWatch 2014: The World's Largest "Democracy" Votes

  • Fletcher School


The theme of this first discussion in our series is GOOD GOVERNANCE. Join SAPAC on TUESDAY, 28th JANUARY for a brief overview of current Indian politics, followed by lively debate. What defines "good governance" in a democratic context? What does this mean for the upcoming elections - the largest democratic exercise in human history?