Events & Media

Events & Media

Deepa provides trainings and speaks regularly on equity, solidarity, Islamophobia and other racial justice issues for a range of audiences and stakeholders. Below are some of her upcoming and past selected speaking engagements. Contact Speak Out to connect with Deepa about speaking engagements.

In the Media

Listen to Deepa on:

• the Ready Enough Podcast (April 2020):

• Funny or Die’s Call and Response show (June 2020):



November 12: Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen book talk at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe —
November 13: A Conversation with Deepa Iyer at the Fairfax County Library. Part of the Chat & Chew Racial and Social Equity Speaker Series —


March 3: National Japanese American Memorial Foundation Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk, Washington DC.
March 14: University of Pittsburgh
April 13: Policy Link Equity Summit, Chicago, IL.
October 6: Keynote Address, Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) Annual Fundraising Event: Keeping Families Together
September 20: NATSECDEF: “Preserving Justice in National Security,” George Washington University, Washington DC. 
September 28: Division on South Asian Americans (DoSAA) 2018 Convention: Broadening Perspectives and Challenging Stigmas, John Jay John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. 
March 7: University of Maryland Baltimore County
November 8-10:
Facing Face Conference, presented by Race Forward. “If You Ran a Solidarity Workshop…” with Anna Castro

January 25 & 27: Kolkata Literary Meet, Kolkata, India,
February 20: Indiana University-Bloomington
February 26: Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
April 18: Pratt Public Library, Baltimore, MD.
April 27: Southwestern College, San Diego, CA.
June 23: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
November 1: On All Fronts: Defending the Borders of the U.S. Constitution at the University of Minnesota Law School
November 3: Creating Inclusive Communities Seminar at Grand Valley State, Grand Rapids, MI.
November 16: Chit Chaat presented by the Indian Students Association at the University of Virginia.

January 16: University of California-Irvine
January 19: University of California-Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library
January 20: Booksmith, San Francisco, CA.
January 21: UCLA Labor Center, Los Angeles, CA.
February 11: Tennesee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), Nashville, TN.
February 20: Asian American Resource Center, Austin, TX.
September 12: Presentation at Frost Middle School, MD.
September 14: Panelist at Brookings Institute session on 2016 elections.
September 19: Keynote Speaker at Welcoming Michigan state convening.
September 30: Keynote Speaker at South Asian Bar Association – San Diego annual program.
October 4: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
October 5: Tufts University, Medford, MA.
October 18: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
November 10-12: Facing Race, Atlanta, GA.
November 28: Indiana University, Kokomo, IN.
November 30: Keynote Speaker at South Asian Bar Association – Boston, MA.
December 11-12: Speaker at National Immigrant Integration Conference, Nashville, TN.

November 3: Book Launch and Reception, Ford Foundation, New York City.
November 7: NAPABA Annual Convention (Plenary Session and Book Signing), New Orleans, LA.
November 10: Book talk with NYU A/P/A Center, New York City. 
November 11: Busboys and Poets – Brookland location, Washington DC. 
November 12: Red Emma’s Bookstore, Baltimore, MD. 
November 17: Seminary Coop, Chicago, IL. 
November 19: Book Talk at University of Michigan
November 22: Book Talk at Barnes and Noble, Louisville, KY.
December 1: Town Hall, Seattle, WA.
December 8: Charis Books, Atlanta, GA.

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