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.


Recurring Monthly: 10 Social Change Roles, Explained – on the Building Movement Project (@buildingmovementproject) Instagram Live: 


Read about SolidarityIs via the LA Times:
Read Deepa’s op-ed in Prism about the ongoing effects of 9/11 and its aftermath:

Listen to Deepa on:
• The Happier with Gretchen Ruben podcast (February 2021)
• Funny or Die’s Call and Response show (June 2020):

• the Ready Enough Podcast (April 2020):



July 25: Resnick Aspen Action Forum: Collective Leadership & The Road Ahead:


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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