SHS Speaker Series

"A Conversation on Inclusion and Equity in a Changing America"

Join us for an evening with author, educator and Sacred Heart Academy alum Deepa Iyer as she discusses themes captured in her book, "We too Sing America; South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multicultural Future."

Monday, March 28
7:00 p.m.

Ursuline Arts Center
3113 Lexington Road, Louisville


Following a brief presentation and address from Ms. Iyer, she will be joined by local experts in areas of diversity, civil rights and multiculturalism for a panel dialogue. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to our panel.

Featured Panelists include:


A book signing will take place following the event, including opportunities to purchase "We Too Sing America".

Event is free and open to the entire community.

This event was made possible by the Sacred Heart Schools Diversity Council and by 89.3 WFPL as part of their 2016 news initiative, “The Next Louisville; Race, Ethnicity and Culture”.

About the author:

Deepa Iyer is a national figure in movements for racial and immigrant justice in America. She served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a decade. Iyer is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion. She lives in Silver Springs, Maryland. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Race Forward.

“With Years of experience in civil rights advocacy, Deepa Iyer’s book is an important contribution to the work of building a stronger and more inclusive community.” – Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA)

An immigrant who moved to Kentucky when she was twelve, Deepa Iyer attended high school in Louisville at Sacred Heart Academy, graduating in 1990. She went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame Law School and Vanderbilt University.


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