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Event Title:  Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Taking on Postracialism: Racial Justice and Asian Americans Today
Date:   Apr 28, 2010
Time:   12:15PM - 1:45PM ET
Location:   Columbia University
School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue
(at 121st Street)
Room C03
New York, NY 10027
Description:   Rinku Sen
Applied Research Center
President and Executive Director

Real change takes work at both the micro and macro levels, from the individual to the institutions and rules that shape our lives. Rinku Sen will talk about racial identity, community organizing, and journalism as they play out in efforts to make change in the 21st century, featuring inspiring examples from all over the country.

A leading figure in the racial justice movement, Rinku Sen is the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of ColorLines magazine. Ms. Sen has written extensively about immigration, community organizing, and women’s lives for a wide variety of publications, including The Huffington Post, Jack and Jill Politics, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among others.  Her latest book, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization (Berrett-Koehler) won the Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal. She received a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Brown University and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.


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