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Indian-American Author and Visionary Rinku Sen to Carleton Convocation
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 12:13pm
Apr 27 2012 10:50 am
Location:Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton College
Indian-American author and community organizer Rinku Sen will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, April 27 at 10:50 a.m. In her presentation, entitled “Building Bridges in a Divided World,” Sen will offer strategies to work towards social, racial, and gender equality. Following her presentation, Sen will sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase at the event at a 15% discount. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and is free and open to the public.
The president and executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC), a public policy institute advancing racial justice through research, advocacy, and journalism, Sen has been a leading figure in the movement for social, racial, and gender equality for the past two decades. At ARC, Sen works to popularize the need for racial justice and to prepare people to fight to achieve it by positioning ARC as a national home for media, research, and activism to make social change. She is the author of The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008) and Stir it Up: Lessons in Community Organizing (Jossey-Bass, 2003).
A native of India, Rinku grew up in the factory towns in the northeast region of the country, where she learned to speak English in a two-room schoolhouse. She attended Brown University, where she began her organizing career as a student activist, and received a degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2005. She has been named by Ms. Magazine as one of the 21 feminists to watch in the 21st century, and by Utne Reader as one of the 50 visionaries who are changing our world.
The Carleton College Convocation speaker series is sponsored by Office of College Relations. For more information, including disability accommodations, contact email@example.com or call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First Street, between College and Winona Streets, in Northfield.