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We, Too, Sing America featuring Deepa Iyer

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00pm

West Village Commons, Ballrooms West Village Commons, Towson

Join us for a conversation with nationally renowned racial justice activist, Deepa Iyer, on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm in West Village Commons Ballroom, whose new book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, explores issues of racial identities and solidarities as the demographics in America quickly change. Deepa Iyer is an activist, writer, and lawyer with a strong commitment to intersectional, community-based, racial justice issues in the United States. She is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on how to build equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. Deepa’s opinion editorials on issues ranging from the post 9/11 backlash to immigration reform to anti-Black racism have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America, USA Today, The Nation, and Colorlines. Deepa has also taught classes on Asian American movements and South Asian American communities at Columbia University, Hunter College, and the University of Maryland where she served as Activist-in-Residence in the Asian American Studies Program in 2014. 
 

Deepa will discuss the environment 14 years after 9/11 and the challenges ahead through the stories of young South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh activists. Deepa, currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion, is the former director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and Activist-in-Residence at the University of Maryland’s Asian American Studies program. Ms. Iyer’s talk at Towson University will be followed by reflections from young activists and a book signing. Learn more about the book at www.deepaiyer.com and @dviyer.
 

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