• Rinku Sen

    President & Executive Director of Applied Research Center

    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. Rinku is the author of Stir It Up, a primer on best practices in community organizing, and The Accidental AmericanImmigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization. 

    Prior to ARC, Rinku held various leadership roles at the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), a national network of organizations of color, where she trained new organizers and crafted public policy campaigns from 1988-2000. She is the recipient of numerous awards for activists and journalists, including being named one of Ms. Magazine’s “21 Feminists to Watch.” Her work on immigration has recently been featured on ABC and MSNBC.


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