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TONIGHT: Outspoken author and activist @IrshadManji takes on labels, gender roles and our divided nation.
5:30pm on @njtv
6pm on @ThirteenWNET
7pm on @WLIW21

Courage. What a concept! Let's see a few more corporations and institutions resist mob culture in this new year, shall we? "Has J.K. Rowling figured out a way to break our cancel culture?" ... https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/has-jk-rowling-figured-out-a-way-to-break-our-cancel-culture/2019/12/31/10798748-2bf3-11ea-bcb3-ac6482c4a92f_story.html

Dear #Jews and #Muslims: Let’s work for the day when we cooperate for reasons more positive than the fact that we’re targeted by bigots. Otherwise, we’ll be obsessing with other people’s ... hatreds without fixing our own. @MoralCourage #Monsey

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Confessions... Revelations... Announcements! Sign up now to my newsletter because the next one comes out on Wednesday. Go to my website, irshadmanji.com, and click on the green “Join Newsletter” button at the top. (Did I mention confessions?) ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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As I settle back into New York City, my heart overflows with gratitude for what my previous home - Hawaii - gave me: the chance to bond with my little sister, Fatima Boorman, and the unpredictable family she leads.

Case in point: Here’s my 9-yr-old niece, Blake, reading from a farewell card that she personally wrote. The card says “Thank you,” but I’m the one counting my blessings for all that 2019 offered - especially the opportunity to rediscover the love of my kid sister. And Blakey. Turn up the volume when you listen. This is a message to fill your heart, too.
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2 months ago

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After speaking in Calgary, Alberta, I was gifted something unexpected: a traditional pouch worn by women to carry the flint to create fires. Tony Snow, a local Indigenous leader, told the audience, "We see Irshad as a fire-starter -- not in the incendiary way but in the way she is sparking new ideas, building a light that emits the warmth to draw communities together."

Notice the turtle on the pouch? Tony explained: "Irshad is a newcomer to Turtle Island" -- North America -- "and we want to welcome her." This refugee has never felt so proud yet so humbled. Thank you The HUB - Hillhurst United Church for hosting me!

Artist credit: Pouch made in the Nehiyaw/Cree way by Yvonne Jobin, her daughter, and her niece. More: Moonstone Creation Native Gallery and Gift Shop.
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2 months ago

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"Here kid, pull my beard..." I'm in Calgary with Santa -- er, talk show host Shane Hewitt of Global News Radio 770 CHQR. He and I invite invite you to "Lose the Labels"(but keep the facial hair, mine included) TONIGHT at Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Kensington Close NW. The fun starts at 7 pm.

I promise you more surprises and way fewer punts than Sunday's Grey Cup game...
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2 months ago

Irshad Manji

Vancouver-area fans and friends! On Sunday morning, November 24, I'll be speaking at 49th and Oak. My theme: "Don't Label Me: A Modest Proposal for How to Engage in a Time of Outrage." Yeah, small stuff.

Ask your question, buy a book, and get it autographed. (Great Christmas gift, don't you think?) Or we can just talk at the cookie & coffee reception.

Start time: 11 am
Host: Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
Address: 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak)
More info: vancouverunitarians.ca/

Now if you'll excuse me, my sister and I have another nature walk to do. This was us on our previous walk -- framed by the majestic mountains of North Vancouver.
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2 months ago

Irshad Manji

“Sacrifice” is a word that my consumer-driven generation has seen demeaned. At its richest, a sacrifice is made not to get something later, but because it’s the right thing to do given the stakes involved. Deep gratitude to all vets in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide. ... See MoreSee Less

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Divorcing courageously
Divorcing courageously

posted on: January 14, 2020

Without a doubt, it was the wrong thing to do. And I knew it. I did it anyway. “You think you can bulldoze anybody,” I sneered at her. “Nobody calls you out on your behavior, so you feel entitled to...Continue reading ...

Constructive Conflict
Constructive Conflict

posted on: February 15, 2019

Increasingly, I’m speaking at colleges and universities about the hottest topic going: how to achieve diversity and inclusion. Most educators see diversity as a matrix of skin colors, genders, religious affiliations and sexual orientations. But diversity is also about airing...Continue reading ...

Elie Wiesel, Border-Buster
Elie Wiesel, Border-Buster

posted on: February 10, 2019

As I prepare to embark on my next book tour, my mind returns to a previous tour and the wonderful friends I made on it. One of them: Elie Wiesel. To the public, he was the Nobel prize-winning author, human...Continue reading ...

TONIGHT: Outspoken author and activist @IrshadManji takes on labels, gender roles and our divided nation.
5:30pm on @njtv
6pm on @ThirteenWNET
7pm on @WLIW21

Meet HxA Advisory Council member @IrshadManji -- founder of @MoralCourage, which equips people to do the right thing in the face of fear–particularly in the fractious space of diversity and ... inclusion. Author of a new book #DontLabelMe: Learn more here: https://heterodoxacademy.org/advisory-council/

“It pains me to write of my community in this way, but as an Orthodox Jew myself, I’ve seen far too many of my compatriots within Orthodox Judaism lamentably attach themselves to a national leader... who is the antithesis to everything that the Jewish tradition stands for.” https://twitter.com/RavShmuly/status/1204578603939221504

Many activists snap, “It’s not my job to educate. I’m exhausted.” Then take a break. I did. And I discovered that our ever-dynamic world didn’t grind to a halt when I stepped back. The ... lesson: humility. Are we afraid to admit that we’re not needed in every moment? #IGotWokeWhen

@sakdiyahmaruf Hello @larrycharlesism 🌈
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in #Indonesia @sakdiyahmaruf 🌈
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3 months ago

Moral Courage

"Dr. Luber still works at the CDC, but potentially faces up to a four-month suspension. He has to work from home, where he reviews scientific papers unrelated to climate change.

He told Strassmann, 'I do not want media attention, I never did with this. Let me do my work.'"

CDC whistleblower says he was told not to use phrase "climate change" after Trump elected
Dr. George Luber, who was head of CDC's climate and health program, tells CBS News the agency walked away from climate change research over fears of antagonizing the White House
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5 months ago

Moral Courage

Mississippi's governor's race is heating up. But while the politicians are debating the flag issue, here's an example of how people on the ground can get real with each other, discuss and make change: ... See MoreSee Less

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