Speaker Series

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They See Blue cordially invites you to join our Blue Informational Talks (BITS) with Swati Narayan.

Topic: Gun Violence, Gun Sense, and the South Asian American Community

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Time 3:00 to 4:00PM PDT (6:00 to 7:00PM EDT)

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Speaker: Gun Sense activists Swati Narayan, Moms Demand Action – Texas

Abstract:

Swati Narayan, an activist with Moms Demand Action in Texas, will discuss the on-going epidemic of gun violence in the United States, its impact on communities and what we as South Asian Americans can do about it. She will also discuss some important pieces of legislation as well as give us a blueprint for how South Asian Americans can successfully mobilize and raise their voices at the local, state, and national levels for a sensible gun policy which puts the safety of all communities in America first.

Speaker Bio:

Swati Narayan was born in Houston, Texas to immigrant Indian parents. She attended University of Texas at Austin and University of Houston. She has worked in the nonprofit sector both in India and in her home city of Houston focusing her efforts on underserved women and children. Swati became involved in gun violence prevention after the Sandy Hook massacre where her best friend’s children attended school. She has taken on a leadership role in the Houston Moms Demand Action ( https://momsdemandaction.org ) chapter and actively works with students across the city. Swati is a Leadership Houston alum (Class XXXV) and Board Director, serves on the Women of Distinction Advisory Board for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s IMpower Board, Board Director at University of Houston’s Friends of Women’s Studies, Momentum Education’s Advisory Board, and is active in the Houston Independent School District and the local Planned Parenthood.