Author Deepa Iyer - We Too Sing America
Author Deepa Iyer will discuss her book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, in conversation with Zahra Billoo, Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations SF, and representatives of the Black Lives Matter solidarity network. With performance by award-winning poet Sarah O'Neal (Youth Speaks).
The author and guests will explore the post-9/11 climate, multiracial solidarity, and how to foster racial equity in the United States.
Deepa Iyer is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and the former director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). She also served as a civil rights lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice in the wake of 9/11, and was the 2014-15 Activist-in-Residence at the University of Maryland's Asian American Studies program. Find her on Twitter: @dviyer
Presented by Oakland Public Library and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California as part of ‘Islam & Authors’ – now in its sixth year -- in partnership with CAIR-SF, the Black Lives Matter Network, Alliance for South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), San Francisco Foundation, Grassroots Global Justice / World March of Women U.S. Chapter, Rockwood Leadership Institute, Ziya Arts and Silkworm Media.
For information contact Amy at Oakland Library, 510-238-6931