The We Too Sing America Book Tour

The We Too Sing America Book Tour

Join the We Too Sing America book tour, and contact Deepa to set up a workshop, reading, or discussion on your campus and community.

In 2017, We Too Sing America will be out in paperback with a new foreword that speaks to resistance in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Please contact me if you’d like me to speak on your college campus, library or city.

I’m launching the WTSA 20 Book Clubs in 2017 project – I’m asking you to include WTSA as part of your book club selection this year. I’ll send you resources and discussion questions and feature your book club on the WTSA Facebook page. And, if you like, I’m happy to Skype into your book club discussion to answer questions or provide remarks. To be part of the WTSA 20 Book Clubs in 2017 project, please contact me.

Below are confirmed dates for the book tour and speaking engagements.


January 25 & 27: Kolkata Literary Meet, Kolkata, India

February 20: Indiana University-Bloomington

February 26: Northeastern University

April 18: Pratt Public Library, Baltimore

April 27: Southwestern College (San Diego)

June 23: American Library Association (Chicago)

November 1: Speaker at On All Fronts: Defending the Borders of the U.S. Constitution at the University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis, MN)

November 3: Speaker at Creating Inclusive Communities Seminar at Grand Valley State (Grand Rapids, MI)

November 16: Speaker at Chit Chaat presented by the Indian Students Association at the University of Virginia


September 12, 2016: Presentation at Frost Middle School (Maryland)

September 14, 2016: Panelist at Brookings Institute session on the elections

September 19, 2016: Keynote Speaker at Welcoming Michigan state convening

September 30, 2016: Keynote Speaker at South Asian Bar Association – San Diego annual program

October 4, 2016: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

October 5, 2016: Tufts University (Medford, MA)

October 18, 2016: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

November 10-12, 2016: Facing Race (Atlanta, GA)

November 28, 2016: Indiana University (Kokomo, IN)

November 30, 2016: Keynote Speaker at South Asian Bar Association – Boston, MA event

December 11-12, 2016: Speaker at National Immigrant Integration Conference (Nashville, TN)

November 3, 2015: Book Launch and Reception, Ford Foundation, New York City (please email for details)

November 7, 2015: NAPABA Annual Convention (Plenary Session and Book Signing), New Orleans

November 10, 2015: Book talk with NYU A/P/A Center, New York City. More here and RSVP here.

November 11, 2015:  Busboys and Poets – Brookland location, Washington DC. RSVP here.

November 12, 2015:  Red Emma’s Bookstore, Baltimore, MD. RSVP here.

November 17, 2015:  Seminary Coop, Chicago.  RSVP here.

November 19, 2015: Book Talk at University of Michigan

November 22, 2015: Book Talk at Barnes and Noble, Louisville, KY. More here and RSVP here

December 1, 2015: Town Hall, Seattle. RSVP here

December 8, 2015Charis Books, Atlanta. RSVP here

January 16, 2016: University of California-Irvine

January 19, 2016: University of California-Berkeley with the Ethnic Studies Library; more information here

January 20, 2016: Booksmith in San Francisco; more information here

January 21, 2016: UCLA Labor Center in Los Angeles; more information here

*February 11 in Nashville, Tennessee: more information here

*February 20 in Austin, Texas: more information here

Contact Deepa ( to set up a workshop or discussion on your campus or in your city!

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