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Deepa Iyer

Deepa Iyer is a national figure in movements for racial and immigrant justice in the United States. She served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a decade. Iyer is currently the senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she addresses issues of structural racism and multiracial solidarity building in the United States’ changing racial landscape. Iyer honed her legal and policy skills at the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.