South Asians are those who are native to the Indian Subcontinent or regions in its proximity. A sub-group, Indians, can be confused with Native Americans.
Traditional pubjabi dance is represented by the all female UC Davis Giddha Team, while bhangra dance is performed by the Davis Di Dynasty and the all female Ronak Di Punjab. There is also the Gabroo Punjabis bhangra team based out of Solano County.
The events of Sept. 11 triggered the worst backlash against South Asian Americans since the early 1900s, instilling fear and intimidation throughout the community1. Various efforts in the city of Davis and on the UC Davis campus have and are being made to protect the civil rights of South Asians in our community:
- Davis City Council Resolution NO. 03 - 18 - RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE THE USA PATRIOT ACT
- "WHEREAS, the USA PATRIOT Act, directives from the Attorney General, and particular Executive Orders seem to target foreign nationals and people of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent, and anyone who may legally speak or act to oppose government policy"
- The creation of the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program
Those new to the country attending UC Davis... Anybody know what resources for students recently arrived from South Asia doing transfer study or in the grad programs at UCD are?
South Asian Professors
- Professor Maira, Asian American Studies.
South Asian Classes
South Asians are 1.6% of the Davis population.
- See Demographics
2007-03-02 00:40:28 My friend has some Purepehean indian. —StevenDaubert