Lunch & Discussion with Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network

Join the Center for Asian American Studies for a lunchtime conversation with UT alumna, Silky Shah.

Lunch is provided, please RSVP to

Silky Shah is Executive Director of Detention Watch Network (DWN), a national coalition exposing and challenging the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system. She has worked as an organizer on issues related to immigration detention, mass incarceration, and racial and migrant justice for over 15 years. Prior to joining DWN in 2009, Silky worked with Grassroots Leadership fighting the expansion of immigrant jails on the U.S.-Mexico border and with the independent news program, Democracy Now!, supporting syndication and promotion of the show. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Burdine Hall (BUR), 554
2505 UNIVERSITY AVE , Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Policy & Law


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

General Public

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