As part of our "On Gathering" bookshelves series, please join us for a workshop facilitated by DMV-based author and activist Deepa Iyer. During this event, Deepa will utilize the ecosystem framework presented in her new book, Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection, for artists and arts workers to consider their roles supporting social change.
This program will happen in-person at our space in DC. Please RSVP here.
About the Facilitator
Deepa Iyer has played many roles: weaver, frontline responder, storyteller, and guide over the course of two decades supporting social movements. Currently, she leads projects on solidarity and social movements at the Building Movement Project, a national nonprofit organization that catalyzes social change through research, relationships, and resources. She conducts trainings, uplifts narratives through the Solidarity Is This podcast, and facilitates solidarity strategy for cohorts and networks. Previously, she served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Her first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (The New Press, 2015), chronicles community-based histories in the wake of 9/11 and received a 2016 American Book Award. Her second book, Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection, is a guide based on the social change ecosystem map and was just published in 2022 by Thick Press.
2124 8th St NW
Saturday, December 10 from 1–2:15 pm