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An evening with Simran Jeet Singh

Thursday, December 2nd, 6:30pm
An evening with Simran Jeet Singh 
In person at Gordon, for vaccinated people and siblings of Gordon students

Gordon's parent education series returns with a lively conversation with Simran Jeet Singh, talking about his work in diversity, equity and inclusion in a conversation facilitated by Alethea Dunham-Carson, Gordon's Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning. 

Singh will be on campus as part of Gordon's annual Book Fair. During the school day, he will be meeting with third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders to talk about his picture book biography Fauja Singh Keeps Going; The Story of the Oldest Runner to Ever Run a Marathon and discuss with students about why this story must be told.

Simran Jeet Singh is a writer, scholar, activist, and author of Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon. He is the Senior Advisor of Diversity and Inclusion at YSC Consulting, Visiting Professor at Union Seminary, Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Inclusive America Project, Equity Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, Senior Fellow for the Sikh Coalition, and is recognized among TIME Magazine’s Sixteen people fighting for a more equal America. Simran is a highly sought-out speaker on diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and anti-racism whose work has been featured in various outlets, including NPR, CNN, TIME, BBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Simran’s childhood as a Sikh in South Texas informs his work of empathy-building as an approach for personal development and social change. He is particularly passionate about creating more cohesion, equity, and joy for all stakeholders.

More about his work at
More about Gordon's Book Fair at

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