Founded in 1990, South Asian Network (SAN) is a community-based organization dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California.
SAN believes in self-sustaining communities who actively raise their voices, take leadership and challenge social injustices, both within and beyond the South Asian community. Given the multiple identities of gender, sexuality, class, religion, ethnicity and language in the diverse South Asian communities, SAN commits to challenging multiple oppressions throughout all its efforts. Starting internally, SAN challenges biases within the South Asian community. Furthermore, SAN works externally to address broader social injustice and build alliances between South Asians and other communities in Southern California who struggle for long-term social change.