Deepa Iyer

Deepa Iyer

Deepa Iyer, currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion, has been Activist in Residence at the University of Maryland and the executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Her first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, was published in 2015.

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Members of South Asian Council for Social Services rally against NSEERS in New York City in 2003 (Photo: Getty) Views
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
A Perfect Storm in the Making for 17 Years: A Reflection and Call to Action
As Americans mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks this week, we will reflect on where we were on that horrible day, honor the memories of the people who lost their lives, and pay tribute to the first responders who were on the scenes in New York City, the Pentagon, and...
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Friday, September 11, 2015
The Stories Americans Tell about 9/11 Leave Out Discrimination Against Muslims
Most of the undergraduates in my courses on Asian- and South Asian American communities, were in kindergarten when the attacks of 11 September 2001 occurred, so they have lived in the reality of post-9/11 America for most of their lives. But their ability to critically analyze our government’s...
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