South Asian Youth in Houston Unite (SAYHU) is a transnational feminist collective that empowers young South Asian Houstonians by creating spaces where they can engage with, learn, and effectively respond to complex social issues that impact our communities. Our approach to learning, teaching and advocating for social justice and civic engagement makes space for diverse South Asian stories, experiences and its intersections.
Through community gatherings, an annual Summer Institute, a Youth Summit, and a digital archive, we are building a social justice-minded South Asian network. We document and archive the diverse experiences and histories of South Asians in the Southern United States. Our programming is sensitive to race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, caste, ethnicity, and more. Together, we seek to increase political engagement and visibility among South Asian youth in Houston, and promote social justice within our multiracial community network.