HinduPACT Gala May 2022

In a diverse society like the United States, “identity politics” is an inevitable outcome of grassroots activism. But the challenges we face today, to paraphrase MLK, can be solved best, “not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character”.

Join us on Sunday, May 1, 2022 for our fundraiser Gala to hear our speakers talk about “Value Based Politics: the Hindu way” and what it means to transcend the faultlines of color to evolve a politics based on the ethos of humane values, diversity and equality.

Our Speakers

Vivek Ramaswamy is a New York Times bestselling author and a successful entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful enterprises. A first-generation American, he is the founder and executive chairman of Roivant Sciences, a new type of biopharmaceutical company focused on the application of technology to drug development. He founded Roivant in 2014 and led the largest biotech IPOs of 2015 and 2016, eventually culminating in successful clinical trials in multiple disease areas that led to FDA-approved products.

Mr. Ramaswamy was born and raised in southwest Ohio. He graduated summa cum laude in Biology from Harvard in 2007 and began his career as a successful biotech investor at a prominent hedge fund. Mr. Ramaswamy continued to work as an investor while earning his law degree at Yale.

Mr. Ramaswamy was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2015 for his work in drug development. In 2020 he emerged as a prominent commentator on stakeholder capitalism, free speech, and woke culture. He has authored numerous articles and op-eds, which have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Review, Newsweek, and Harvard Business Review.

Mr. Ramaswamy serves on the board of directors of the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and St. Xavier High School.

Zainab Zeb Khan chairs the Muslim American Leadership Alliance. Born in Chicago to immigrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan, Khan became a community activist after eye-opening experiences counseling survivors of domestic violence and organizing exhibitions for international female artists facing repression. A former Senior Clinician, she co-curated the International Museum of Women’s exhibition “Muslimah: Muslim Women’s Arts and Voices.” She has served as a United Nations Delegate on the Commission on the Status of Women since 2013, and she is a member of Picture Motion’s Impact Advisory Board and the Executive Board of the American Pakistan Foundation. An acclaimed visual artist, she was honored with the inaugural UNICEF Next Generation Chicago Humanitarian Award, as well as the 2020 Silver Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in the non-profit sector. She has published in Oral History Review about MALA’s “Muslim American Journeys” program recording Muslim American oral histories.

Robert Lancia was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1987 to 2004. Lancia received a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1976 and other degrees from Andover Newton Theological School in 1991 and United Theological Seminary in 2000. He has been affiliated with Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Military Officers Association of America.

Event Details:

Date: Sunday May 1, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Pacific
Registration: Click here to register

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