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Friday, April 29, 2022

Solidarity With All Refugees

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This month: Homayra Yusufi (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans) speaks with host Deepa Iyer about the urgent needs affecting refugees, and offers steps to practice true solidarity.

About the Solidarity Is This podcast:

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Building Movement Project where she runs Solidarity Is, a multi-strategy program to deepen transformative solidarity practices, models, narratives, and ideas. On the podcast, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with cross-racial and cross-movement solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. Learn more at

About Deepa Iyver:

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American writer, lawyer, strategist, facilitator, and coach. She is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Building Movement Project where she manages projects related to multiracial solidarity and develops resources to cultivate social change practices. Iyer served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a decade, and has held positions at Race Forward, the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, and the Asian American Justice Center. Iyer’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (The New Press 2015), received a 2016 American Book Award. She hosts a podcast called Solidarity Is This to explore solidarity practices around the country. Iyer has received fellowships from Open Society Foundations and the Social Change Initiative, and in 2019, she received an honorary doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Twitter: @dviyer Instagram: @deepaviyer

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