LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Saturday, May 12, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Livingston Public Library and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) present "The Missing Stories of South Asian Americans." This event is open to all; no registration is required.

In 1883, Anandibai Joshee, a young woman from a small city in western India arrived in Roselle, NJ. She had traveled thousands of miles, overcoming incredible physical and emotional hardships. She arrived with a purpose and eventually became the first South Asian woman in the world with a degree in western medicine.

South Asians have been a presence in the US for more than 130 years, but their stories are mostly unknown. In this session, participants will engage in an interactive discussion about underepresented populations, specifically examining South Asians, and how sharing community stories can help create a more inclusive future.

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The Missing Stories is presented by Samip Mallick, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), and part of the Livingston Listens program series.

About the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is not-for-profit organization that creates a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. SAADA envisions American and world histories that fully acknowledge the importance of immigrants and ethnic communities in the past, strengthen such communities in the present, and inspire discussion about their role in the future.

About Livingston Listens @ the Livingston Public Library

Livingston Listens is a series of programs on Inclusion, Representation and Social Justice at the Livingston Public Library. In an increasingly disruptive political and cultural environment, Livingston is a community that is becoming increasingly diverse. This represents a challenge as new communities grow alongside established ones and also an opportunity for our community, as a whole, to come together and talk about how issues that are impacting our country on a large scale are impacting our community and our lives as individual citizens.