The India Cultural Center (ICC) will welcome actor, writer, and former Obama White House staffer Kal Penn on Tuesday, March 8 at the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center to launch the ICC Speaker Series.
The new speaker series will showcase the impact of South Asian Americans in the US and the world.
The ICC Speaker Series will bring boldfaced names in entertainment, journalism, literature, business, medicine, the arts, and other fields to Fairfield and Westchester counties. From time to time, the series will also feature influential individuals from the local community. This new series is made possible with the generous support of Blanca and Sunil Hirani.
Penn will discuss his new memoir You Can’t Be Serious, which brings the reader a series of candid, hilarious, consequential, and inspiring stories about his life. Best known for his roles in the Harold and Kumar films and the hit TV show House, Penn took a sabbatical from his entertainment career to serve as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he was President Obama’s Liaison to Young Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Arts community.
After his hiatus in politics, Penn returned to acting, writing, and producing. He has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology and Film Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and in Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Penn currently stars on Disney Junior’s animated Mira, Royal Detective, and Money Hungry for the Food Network/Discovery+.
Penn will be interviewed by Joya Dass, Founder, Women’s Leadership Academy, and former business news Anchor.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm with the program beginning at 7:00 pm. Diane’s Books will be selling copies of Penn’s book You Can’t Be Serious at the event.
The first 50 books sold will be hand-signed by Kal.
The event is Tuesday, March 8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the program begins at 7:00 pm
Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $25, $10 for students. To register and purchase your tickets for this event, please go to https://www.iccgreenwich.org/upcomingevents.
Support has been provided to ICC from CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
India Cultural Center is a non-profit organization that celebrates the arts and culture of India. Its mission is to foster inclusion by educating and engaging the community in Indian culture. Programs are targeted towards both the Indian American diaspora and the community at large. https://www.iccgreenwich.org/