ACTIVISM AFTER GRADUATION:
THE VALUE OF ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
A Conversation with Neeta Patel
(Asian Americans United, Philadelphia)
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
4:00 to 5:30PM
G127 Angell Hall
(Light Dinner will be provided for the first 50 attendees)
What happens to student leaders at the end of their undergraduate years?
How do you stay active and involved in your community to make a positive difference?
How do you balance your personal and career goals with social justice goals?
Join us for a special A/PIA Heritage Month conversation with Neeta Patel, who has been a community-based organizer in Philadelphia for nearly 25 years. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and is on the board of directors of Asian Americans United, a social justice organization in Philadelphia that has worked to improve education, youth leadership, housing, working conditions, racial tolerance, and the arts. Neeta will discuss how she made the challenging move from student activism to community organizing, what motivation she needed, what type of skills she needed to learn, and how she explained this non-traditional career move to her immigrant parents.
Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program,
Asian American Association and South Asian Awareness Network.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org