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Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. She is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape.
Deepa is the author of the groundbreaking book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (The New Press 2015), winner of a 2016 American Book Award. Scholar Vijay Prashad has written that Deepa “brings the head of a lawyer and the heart of a community activist to bear on her remarkable book…It is a window into the struggles of the margins that allow the mainstream to remain humane.” Deepa’s book was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year.
Iowa Immigration Leadership Achievement Award
We will be honoring 15 years of service of DORIS KNIGHT with the first Iowa Immigration Leadership Achievement Award. We will also recognize one volunteer from each of our 7 Legal Clinics statewide.
THE IOWA IMMIGRATION LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD honors individuals who have demonstrated extensive leadership qualities in supporting and welcoming our immigrant and refugee neighbors across Iowa. This
individual has shown initiative, hard work and management skills in working to improve circumstances for New Iowans and their families. This may include leadership in promoting positive sys-temic changes, new policy, accesses to resources, immigration organizational
development and/or overall advocacy for immigrants in Iowa. 2018 honoree will be