We Too Sing America

  • Carl Fields Center 104 58 Prospect Avenue Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States

Deepa Iyer, author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. In her compelling lecture Iyer asks how emerging communities of color and immigrants can transform America’s changing racial landscape. Iyer lifts up the stories of young South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh activist who are supporting new movements of resistance. Through storytelling and policy analysis around racial flashpoints like the 2012 massacre at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek and the opposition to the construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in post-9/11 America, Iyer challenges us to confront our national insecurities, anti-immigrant sentiment and racial anxiety on South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities.