- Co-president of the national Women’s March and Executive Director of the Narrative Initiative.
- Former president of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and was Publisher of their award-winning news site Colorlines. Race Forward generated some of the most impactful racial justice successes of recent years, including Drop the I-Word, a campaign for media outlets to stop referring to immigrants as “illegal,” resulting in the Associated Press, USA Today, LA Times, and many more outlets changing their practice. She was also the architect of the Shattered Families report, which identified the number of kids in foster care whose parents had been deported.
- Named as one of Ms. Magazine’s “21 Feminists to Watch”.
- Author of Stir it Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization
- Member of the Board of Directors, and contributor, of new media and publisher platform Maven.
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Rinku was wonderful--accessible and articulate, providing us with lots of food for thought. She delivered an excellent speech offering a good deal of insight during Q&A. It was a joy and an honor to have her on our campus--so inspiring for many of us.
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