Gautam Raghavan to Highlight Stories from the Obama White House on Dec. 7 in Boston

Gautam Raghavan (Photo: Twitter)
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BOSTON– The South Asian Arts & Cultural Council is hosting Gautam Raghavan in its Speaker Series on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Boston Public Library.

The event, which will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, is free to attendees. It will be held at Boston Public Library – RABB Hall located at 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

Raghavan currently serves as Executive Director of the Indian American Impact Project & Fund and as an advisor to the Biden Foundation. He previously served as Vice President of Policy for the Gill Foundation, the nation’s oldest funder of LGBTQ Civil Rights Advocacy. From 2011 to 2014, Raghavan served as President Barack Obama’s liaison to the LGBTQ community as well as the Asian American & Pacific Islander community, and from 2009 to 2011, as Acting White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense and as Outreach Lead for the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Working Group.

A first-generation immigrant, Raghavan was born in India, raised in the Seattle area, and graduated from Stanford University.

What was it like to serve in the Obama White House? What was Barack Obama like as a man, mentor, and boss? What was it like to witness – and shape – historic events like the campaigns for immigration reform and marriage equality, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and the Charleston funeral service?

Join former members of Barack Obama’s team for a conversation about WEST WINGERS, a new collection of stories from the Obama White House. Revisit the history of the Obama presidency through the eyes of the women and men who worked tirelessly to support President Obama’s vision for America.


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