New York, NY
Rinku Sen is the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of Colorlines.com.
A leading figure in the racial justice movement for the last twenty years, Rinku has positioned ARC as the movement's national home for media, research and activism. She has extensive practical experience on the ground, with expertise in race, feminism, immigration, economic justice, philanthropy and community organizing. Over the course of her career, Rinku has woven together journalism and organizing to further social change.
Rinku is the Vice Chair of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, and is a Boardmember of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. She is the Chair of the Media Consortium and sits on the boards for Restaurant Opportunities Center-United and Working America. Additionally, she is a Prime Movers fellow through the Hunt Alternatives Fund.
Rinku is a highly sought-after speaker on a broad range of racial justice topics. She is the author of The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization and Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing. Rinku has regular columns at Colorlines, the Huffington Post, and Jack and Jill Politics. Additionally, her commentary and work has been featured in Forbes, The San Francisco Chronicle, Market Watch, International Business Times, TomPaine.com, AlterNet, Racialicious, The Root, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, and the Windy City Times, among other media outlets.
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Rinku tweets at @RinkuWrites.
by Rinku Sen on December 21 2005, 12:00PM
Progressives talk about the aftermath—- and rebuilding.
Topics: Hurricane Katrina
by Rinku Sen on November 29 2000, 12:00PM
Rinku Sen looks into the internal workings of two promising coalitions.
by Rinku Sen on November 25 2000, 12:00PM
Rinku Sen asks why Clinton’s welfare “reform” passed so easily in 1996—and whether progressives are ready to challenge reauthorization in 2001. In hindsight, it is obvious that efforts to prevent passage of welfare reform in 1996 were far too…
by Rinku Sen on June 10 1998, 12:00PM
Rinku Sen examines the Black-Latina dynamics in organizing publicly subsidized daycare providers in Rhode Island.