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  TAAC // Open Dialogue 13

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.

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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 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 Equity.

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About Open Dialogue 13
Open Dialogue 13 is presented by The Association of American Cultures and is hosted and sponsored-in-part by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

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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