On June 6, 2023, Indian American Impact Project will host a summit and gala in Washington, D.C. with distinguished guests such as Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, civil rights activist Valarie Kaur, and US Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Shri Thanedar and more than 300 South Asian American community leaders, policy makers, celebrities and organizers to celebrate and educate.
More than 21 South Asian-led organizations are presenting at the Summit, with programming featuring numerous breakout sessions along four tracks: Policy Advocacy, Running for Office, Community Organizing, and Activism through Art. More than 60 leaders will present at the Summit and Gala and 25+ South Asian leaders from across the country will be in attendance.
Held during Immigrant Heritage Month, this year’s Summit takes place 100 years after the US Supreme Court Case Thind vs. United States in which Indian immigrants were declared ineligible for US citizenship because they were not white.
This summit is the latest push by Impact Project to engage and elevate the Indian American and South Asian community into positions of government power and mobilize the fastest growing voting bloc in the country.