Date(s) - Fri, Oct 19
10:50 am - 11:50 am
Renowned immigrant advocate and scholar Sayu Bhojwani will present Carleton’s weekly convocation on Friday, Oct. 19 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled, “Immigrant Voices Make Democracy Stronger,” Bhojwani’s address will focus on how inclusion and participation make democracy stronger.
Carleton convocations are free and open to the public. They are recorded and archived for online viewing here.
An influential immigrant rights advocate, Bhojwani is the founder and the president of the New American Leaders Project (NALP), a non-profit organization working to build an inclusive democracy by preparing first- and second-generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office. Since the NALP’s founding in 2010, she has worked to engage people in public debates and in the democratic process. The only national, non-partisan organization focused on bringing New Americans into the political process, for her work with the NALP Bhojwani has been recognized by the Case Foundation as a Fearless Changemaker, honored by Citizens Union New York, and awarded the BMW Foundation’s Young Leaders Award in 2013.
A frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, CNN In America, and other online publications, Bhojwani is active in the media as well. She currently serves on the board of the National Immigration Forum and recently authored the book, “People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door” (The New Press, 2018). Howard Dean, former DNC chair and Vermont governor, writes, “Bhojwani’s analysis of what works and what needs urgent change serves as a road map for the future of our democracy. ‘People Like Us’ is a must-read for this political moment.”
This event is sponsored by Carleton College Convocations. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located at First and Winona Streets in Northfield.