Rinku Sen Will Be AUNE Commencement Speaker

Contact: Jan Fiderio at 603.283.2107

March 13, 2012 – for Immediate Release

Rinku Sen Will Be AUNE Commencement Speaker

Racial justice activist and journalist to speak at May 12 commencement

(Keene, NH) –Rinku Sen, an activist for racial justice and a journalist,
will speak at Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) commencement on Saturday,
May 12.

Sen is president and executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC), a racial
justice think tank, and the publisher of Colorlines.com, ARC’s daily news site and
national magazine on racial justice issues. She is the author of The Accidental American:
Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization
, which won the Nautilus Book
Award Silver Medal, and Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing. She co-wrote
The Accidental American with Moroccan immigrant Fekkak Mamdouh, co-founder of the
Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York.

Sen is vice chair of the Schott Foundation for Public Education and a board member
for the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. She is chair of the Media Consortium,
an association of progressive independent media outlets, and sits on the boards of the
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Working America. She writes regular
columns for Colorlines, the Huffington Post and Jack and Jill Politics>.

Sen has received numerous fellowships and awards for activists and journalists. In 2008,
she won the Progressive Leadership Award from Citizen Action of New York and was
named one of Utne Reader’s