March 1, 2012
|Description:||Rinku Sen, a national leader in the racial justice movement, delivers a talk titled "Creating Spaces of Belonging: Reflections on Community, Culture and Conflict." Sen is the author of "Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing," and "The Accidental American," a book about Moroccan immigrant Fekkak Mamdouh, who co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Center in the aftermath of September 11.
Sen is president and executive director of the Applied Research Center and the publisher of Colorlines.com. She is a columnist at the Huffington Post and a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media.
Prior to ARC, Sen held various leadership roles at the Center for Third World Organizing and was named one of Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" in 2008. She is a native of India who grew up in the northeastern factory towns and learned to speak English in a two-room schoolhouse.
The suggested $5 donation at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds) will benefit 5604 Manor, a progressive community center.
|Location:||St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road, Austin|
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|Contact:||Robert W Jensen | 512-471-1990|
|Sponsor:||Division of Diversity and Community Engagement|
|Admission:||Free; donation optional|
|Categories:||Arts & Humanities, Business & Law, Everyone, Lifestyle & Community|