Registration Now Open for Open Dialogue 13
People, Places, and Policy // August 2-4 in Providence, RI!
The Association of American Cultures
(TAAC) invites leaders both established and emerging to Open Dialogue 13
to formulate action-agendas promoting equity in cultural policy,
funding and leadership in the 21st Century. At Open Dialogue 13
participants will discuss policies and programs which individuals,
organizations, foundations, and policy makers are encouraged to
strategize and organize around in order to further advance cultural
democracy and cultural equity platforms AND
programs in today's new era of change. Recognizing some quantitative
progress in equity and diversity issues over the last three to four
decades, it is most urgent at this historic time of change to evaluate
and set forth action-agendas around TAAC's foundational pillars for
real, substantive, long-term change.
Keynote Speaker Announced
TAAC is pleased to announce Rinku Sen as the Open Dialogue 13 keynote speaker!
Rinku Sen is the President and Executive Director
of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the publisher of
Colorlines.com. A leading figure in the racial justice movement, Rinku
has positioned ARC as a national home for media, research and activism
on these issues. She started her organizing career as a student
activist at Brown University, fighting race, gender and class
discrimination on campuses. A native of India, Rinku grew up in the
northeastern factory towns, and learned to speak English in a two-room
schoolhouse. Over the course of her career, she has combined journalism
and activism to make social change. Rinku is the author of Stir It Up, a
primer on best practices in community organizing, and The Accidental
American,Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization, a book
about Moroccan immigrant Fekkak Mamdouh, who co-founded the Restaurant
Opportunities Center of New York in the aftermath of September 11.
Previously, Rinku served as the Communications Director and the Director
of the Transnational Racial Justice Initiative at ARC. Prior to that,
Rinku held various leadership roles at the Center for Third World
Organizing (CTWO), a national network of organizations of color, where
she trained new organizers and crafted public policy campaigns from
1988-2000. Rinku is the Vice Chair of the Schott Foundation for Public
Education and a Boardmember of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial
Breakout sessions, activities, and speakers are subject to change and
additions and corrections will be added as information is confirmed. If
you have any questions, please contact the TAAC Conference Coordinator.
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