Think & Drink: A Conversation with Rinku Sen
Posted By: Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted: 4/20/2018
Deschutes Public Library, Oregon Humanities and OSU-Cascades Diversity Committee present a Think & Drink conversation on racial justice and democracy in the 21st century with author Rinku Sen. This free event is open to the public and will take place at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend on May 14. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; the event starts at 6:30 p.m. Food, beverages and books will be available for sale.
Race relations in the United States are the most contested in half a century. Communities of color face grave threats, as our still-young democracy continues to develop, all in a context of world-changing technological revolution. This talk will explore how these issues are related, and what we can do to ensure a fair and sustainable world for all.
Sen is the author of two books: Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization. She also serves as president and executive director of the racial justice organization Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice. She is a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, Colorlines.