Deepa Iyer

Deepa Iyer is a weaver, frontline responder, storyteller, and guide. Deepa currently helms the Solidarity Is program at the Building Movement Project, where she creates narratives, provides trainings, and facilitates networks around social change and solidarity practice. Her political and community homes include Asian American, South Asian, Muslim, and Arab spaces. Deepa served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a decade and has also held positions at Race Forward, the US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, and the Asian American Justice Center. Her first book,?We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future received a 2016 American Book Award. Deepa’s debut children’s picture book, We Are The Builders!, will be released in the fall of 2024.?Deepa received an honorary doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has taught classes on race and the law, twenty-first-century social movements, and civil rights struggles of Asian Americans at Columbia University, Hunter College, and the University of Maryland. An immigrant who moved to Kentucky from Kerala, India, when she was twelve, Deepa graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and Vanderbilt University.

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