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Rinku Sen

Rinku Sen

Rinku Sen is the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the publisher of Colorlines.com. A leading figure in the racial justice movement, Rinku has positioned ARC as a national home for media, research and activism on these issues. Over the course of her career, she has combined journalism and activism to make social change. Rinku 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 co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York in the aftermath of September 11. Rinku lives in Queens, New York. Previously, Rinku served as the Communications Director and the Director of the Transnational Racial Justice Initiative at ARC.

Rinku Sen is a WMC SheSource expert on immigration, race relations, and social justice. 


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