Come engage in conversations around storytelling and the importance of sharing our narratives as an Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American comunity!
Dinner will be provided.
Event will be held in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.
Please RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/APIDAtownhall17
This year our keynote speaker is C. Payal Sharma.
C. Payal Sharma is a facilitator, social justice educator, and artist who believes deeply in the power of peoples' stories as a vehicle for healing and radical personal and political transformation. She works at YW Boston as their Racial Justice Program Manager, and has previously supported their Youth Police Dialogues and Youth Leadership InItiative programs. Payal has over fifteen years of experience as a non-profit management professional looking to continue building sustainable and effective programs to further social justice movements locally, nationally, and globally.
As a founding member of The Genki Spark, an arts and advocacy initiative started in 2010, Payal has been at the forefront of leading a team of women to build community, inspire creativity, and advocate respect for all. She has designed and facilitated internal leadership development programming for over 20 women aged 15-58, including 1-on-1 coaching sessions.
In any given week you could find her holding space for her loved ones, mc-ing an open mic, or supporting and being supported by her friends and family. Payal is honored to be a part of this year's Asian-American Center Town Hall event and share space with the Northeastern community.