Visiting Writer, Creveling Lounge, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA; Mar 2020
Women Writers Unite! Women’s Resource Center, California State University-San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA; Nov 2019
Black Wings reading and discussion with Parama Roy, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA; Oct 2019
Black Wings reading and On Belonging site-specific art installation, Humanities Institute, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Listen here; Sep 2019
Reading and led discussion on Borderlines: Telling South Asian and US-Mexico Border Histories through Art and Performance, University of California-San Diego and Committee for the Arts of the Subcontinent, San Diego, CA; Mar 2018
Participated in special event,Sehba Sarwar – A Reading, presented by Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Festiba 2018, Edinburg, TX; Feb 2018
Participated as honoree in a celebration of Voices Breaking Boundaries’ Special Collections Archives Celebration at the University of Houston, Rockwell Pavilion, Houston, TX; Nov 2016
Panelist: Participated in “Globalization, Borders, and the Rights and Status of Children,” a panel discussion at Global Studies Conference 2016 Crossing Borders: People, Capital, Culture conference, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX; Jun 2016
Featured writer, Rites of Spring Literary Festival, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California; April 2019.
Reading at LA Queer and Women of Color Writers Series, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Oct 2018.
Delivered talk, Sharing Stories to Collapse Walls and Build Bridges, California Lutheran University’s English graduation gathering, Thousand Oaks, CA; May 2018.
Participation in a panel “Local Representations, Global Conversations: Surviving Violence and Resisting Ideologies of Violence” at a connecting South Asia to Houston conference, Conversations and Connections Around Gender-Based Violence, University of Houston, TX; Feb 2014.
Panelist: Participated in Mitchell Center for the Arts’ CounterCurrent Festival discussion, Home Improvement Public-Private-Participatory-Park: Recreational Resistance, University of Houston, Houston, TX; Apr 2016
Reading and conversation with Dr. Subramanian Shankar, artist Ayanna McCloud at the University of Houston-Downtown’s Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS), Houston, TX; Feb 2016
Gave talk What Is Home? Dialogue on Crossing Borders, Practicing Love at University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX; Mar 2015
Gave talk at Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program’s Wednesday Afternoon Conversation Series, Portland, OR. Listen here; Feb 2013
Reading for the Eastern Mennonite University’s Language & Literature Department’s Writers’ Read Series, Harrisonburg, VA; Oct 2011
Video screenings and participation in panel discussion Women Speak on Global Citizenry at Bronx Community College, New York, NY; Mar 2011
Presented on “Africans In Asia” at The George Washington University, Africana Studies Program, Washington DC; Apr 2008
Reading at Callaloo conference Callaloo Salutes Texas Writers, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX; Mar 2009
International Women’s Day Creative Writing Workshop and Reading at El Paso Community College, Valle Verde Campus, El Paso, TX; Mar 2010
“Publishing Your Work” at University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX; Mar 2008
Served on panel “Beyond Extremes: Contesting Cultural Stereotypes” in a panel entitled “Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives in Pakistan: A Gendered View” at South Asia Conference, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Oct 2007
Panelist “Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives: Towards Human Rights and Democracy in Pakistan“, Tufts & Harvard Universities, Boston, MA; April 2007
Reading for the Duke University’s Women’s Center, Durham, NC; Oct 2008
“Pakistan Today: Life after Benazir Bhutto: Houston Pakistani women speak out,” hosted by Friends of UH Women’s Studies’ Living Archives Series, Houston, TX; Mar 2008
Featured artist at Howls in the Desert: A Reading by Mujeres Escritoras in Honor of Women’s History Month at El Paso Community College’s Spring 2007 Arts Festival, El Paso, TX; Mar 2007
Reading and panel at “South Asian Writers Speak: Women, War and Trauma” hosted by South Asia Institute and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX; Mar 2006
Reading at University of Texas, Austin, TX; Nov 2007
School Writing Project for Teacher Writing Workshops, Center for Education, Rice University, Houston, TX. Led many workshops series that served over 80 teachers around Houston, Houston, TX; 1997–2001
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