UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS
May 23, 2018: State College Area School District, State College, PA "How Immigrants Shape(d) the United States."
June 24, 2018: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, State College, PA, Sunday Service
Sept. 27, 2018: Schlow Library, State College, PA, "How Immigrants Shape(d) the United States."
SAMPLE PAST EVENTS
TEDxPSU Talk: Feb 11, 2018: Speaker, Face to Face, TEDxPSU, "How Immigrants Shape(d) the United States." Click here for Video of Talk
Some comments on the TEDx talk:
"This TED Talk enlightens even the broadest of perspectives."
"Probably the best talk I've ever heard on Immigration and it's effect on the United States."
"Relevant, informative, thought provoking TEDx worth sharing - very well presented."
"Both inspiring and informative - a must-watch!"
March 19, 2018: Speaker, Spring Event, Penn State University Women's Club, Talk: "How Immigrants Shape(d) the United States.
This 1 hr-talk for about 90 attendees at the Penn State Visitors Center was followed by 45-min Q & A which ran the gamut of identity, hyphenated-Americans, when an immigrant "becomes" American, undocumented immigrants, DACA and more.
Workshop: "Voyages of Discovery: How Immigrants Shape/d America"
Oct 2017: Invited Workshop, at Back to the Book Jr : Celebrating Diversity Workshop, organized by the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System.
Attendees wished their entire library system could have heard the presentation as they found it so relevant, and triggered many new programming ideas.
April 2017: Presenter, 33rd Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth. The workshop focused on the history of immigration, and the contributions of first generation immigrants to the United States, from both a historical and current perspective. Nalini used children's books and online resources to showcase the deep and lasting impact made by immigrants to our everyday lives.
Class: How Immigrants Shape/d America
Fall 2017: Class on Immigrant History and Contributions through PSU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The class introduced students to the history of Immigration, and uses data and examples to understand the role of immigrants in our society and counter existing stereotypes. Nalini received great, positive feedback from her students, including "You completely changed my view on immigration and immigrants," and "It really informed how I'm processing the news and current issues."