Sakhi’s Fireside Chat with Author/Activist Deepa Iyer

On Thursday February 22nd, Sakhi hosted a Fireside Chat with author/activist Deepa Iyer to discuss her first book, We Too Sing America. Deepa is a racial justice activist, lawyer, writer, and former Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Her book won an American Book Award in 2016 and has inspired countless discussions around the South Asian, Arab, Muslim, Immigrant experience in the U.S. Specifically, it “shines a light on an unexplored consequence of modern-day terrorism: the ongoing, state-sanctioned persecution of a range of American minorities.”

Recognizing the importance of bridging cultural divides it is important for us to come together as a community to brainstorm ways to create the 2042 country we envision. We encourage you to read her book We Too Sing America, invite you to read her most recent essay An Indian immigrant’s fight for US citizenship in 1923 holds lessons in Trump’s Americ and welcome you to reach out to Sakhi to join us in our fight to leave the world a better place than it is today.