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Culture and Community: A Tour of Little India

Friday, October 2, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
South Asian Network
18173 Pioneer Blvd, Suite I, Artesia, CA 90701
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Join Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – LA Chapter in partnership with the Asian Pacific Community Fund and Southern California Grantmakers for a guided cultural tour through Little India to explore the rich culture of this community.

You will have the opportunity to TASTE the spices and flavors of India, SHOP for traditional Indian garments and dazzling fabrics and beading, as well as SEE and EXPERIENCE various other shops and offerings of Little India. During this experience you will visit several organizations doing work in the underserved South Asian community as well as other Asian American/Pacific Islander communities in the Artesia and Cerritos area. This tour will also include a discussion around identifying funding gaps and resources that make an impact to meet this need.


South Asian community facts:

  • 113,651 South Asians live in Los Angeles County, with the Bangladeshi population being the fastest growing ethnic group at 122% (from 2000 to 2010)
  • 10% of South Asians live below the poverty line, with 60% of Sri Lankans and Bangladeshis spending over 30% of income on housing
  • 1 out of 4 South Asians have limited English proficiency
  • South Asians have a high rate of high school graduation but only about half hold bachelor degrees


The tour will begin in Artesia/Cerritos where participants will visit several community organizations via shuttle and walking tour. Our experience will include a traditional Indian meal for lunch, during which participants will also hear from local leaders.

Please meet at the shuttle departure point in Artesia/Cerritos; transportation to the shuttle is not provided. Even if you are not able to join us for the full tour, please join us for the lunchtime meal and speaker session at 12:00 pm.

Details, instructions, and additional information will be provided to registrants prior to the event.



  • Honorable Mark Pulido, Cerritos Councilmember
  • Honorable Ali Sajjad Taj, Artesia Councilmember
  • API Mental Health Alliance
  • Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Center
  • South Asian Network


Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – LA Chapter
Asian Pacific Community Fund
Southern California Grantmakers

Special thanks to South Asian Network.


No cost to attend.

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members, grantmakers eligible for SCG membership and current AAPIP members who are grantmakers.

SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Grantmakers eligible for SCG membership and AAPIP members: register online. If you do not yet have an SCG account, contact us at [email protected].

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