EastBay Today

Posted January 13, 2020

Defining America: Exclusions Apply

Cal State East Bay to host author, activist Deepa Iyer Jan. 23

Deepa Iyer will speak at Cal State East Bay on Jan. 23 in celebration of Social Justice Awareness Month.
Courtesy of SpeakOut Now

Cal State East Bay will host activist, lawyer and writer Deepa Iyer on Jan. 23 in celebration of Social Justice Awareness Month. 

Iyer is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion, where she focuses on equity and solidarity. With 15 years of racial and immigrant-focused work in both the government and nonprofit sector, Iyer has spent years studying issues related to post-9/11 America, civil rights, immigration, and social change movements led by immigrants and people of color. 

She is the author of “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Mulsim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future,” which won an American Book Award in 2016 and was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist for a top 10 multicultural non-fiction ranking. In addition, Iyer has had several editorials published in various publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera American, and The Nation. 

Deepa Iyer’s presentation will take place Jan. 23 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the University Union room 1001 B. For more information about Iyer, visit SpeakOut Now.