2013 Annual Motorola Lecture-"Building new majorities: Achieving racial and gender equity in life and politics"
Race and gender discrimination play an enormous role in all of our institutions, including media. This lecture will provide concepts, tools, and stories that help us close gaps and generate unity. A leading figure in the racial justice movement, Rinku Sen has positioned the Applied Research Center as a national home for media, research and activism for social change. She is the author of Stir It Up, a primer on best practices in community organizing, and The Accidental American, a book about Moroccan immigrant Fekkak Mamdouh, who cofounded the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York in the aftermath of September 11. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards for activists and journalists, including Ms. Magazine's "21 Feminists to Watch in the 21st Century" and the Gloria Steinem Women of Vision Award.