Justice without humility becomes a cruelty all its own. We all contribute to the culture of exclusion that we castigate others for. @IrshadManji @LoisHolzman

#NYC: Join me at “Labels, Learning & Love,” an event about how to pull out of identity politics so we can be seen for all that we are: Plurals. (Even my “old” & “blind” dog, Lily, ... was a plural - I’ll explain tonight.) Ticket includes my book & reception. https://t.co/8kqTuLPjT4.

"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. On this #VeteransDay2019, gratitude to all in Canada, the US & worldwide.

Glimpsed this sticker on a Manhattan lamp-post, which got me thinking... Here’s a nonviolent way to tee off the alt-Right: Pick up a putter and join the alt-#MAGA. I wonder if they’d let me caddy.... #golf #immigrants #altMAGA

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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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1 week ago

Irshad Manji

Today, at a conference about diversity in schools, I said: If we start with a sincere commitment to diversity of *viewpoint*, then diverse demographics will follow. But if we start with demographics, then we're instantly dividing people. An educator called this "bullshit." Should I feel unsafe? I don't. Here's to more! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

NYC fans & friends! On Monday, Nov 11, I'll headline Labels, Learning, and Love, a public convo about how to pull ourselves out of identity politics so we can be seen for all that we are: plurals! (Even my "old blind" dog, Lily, was a plural -- I'll explain at the event.)

Your ticket includes a copy of my latest book, Don't Label Me. Let's talk at the reception afterwards. Register here: conta.cc/2qtGbb7. See ya there?
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2 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

Calgary-area friends & fans! I can't wait to arrive in your great city. Join me at "Lose the Labels! Savvy Activism for Justice, not Just Us" on Friday, Nov 22 at Hillhurst United. Participate in an uplifting convo... Ask your most honest q's about identity, diversity, and politics... Oh, and get your books signed 😉 More info: bit.ly/33kwfzB. See you there? ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

This week is the 47th anniversary of my family’s arrival in Canada as refugees. Now here’s the poster on the supermarket window in my NYC neighborhood. Some values are timeless. Some ideals are universal. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

I’m back after many discombobulating months, during which I grieved unexpected loss, caught up on sleep (because mourning is draining), said farewell to Hawaii and made a new home in NYC. Thank you for checking in over the past weeks. Don’t worry: I’m happy. You? Onwards. ... See MoreSee Less

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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 ...

“Justice without humility becomes a form of cruelty.”
- @IrshadManji #moralcourage

This isn’t naive. It’s strategic. The iron-clad law of human psychology is: If you want to be heard, you must first be willing to hear. Lower your Other’s defenses by engaging & empathizing.... Your activism will have deeper impact than by shaming. Learn more on Nov 11 in NYC.👇🏽 https://t.co/lzviQS0LD0

Today is the 47th anniversary of my family’s arrival in #Canada as #refugees. And this is the poster on the supermarket window in my #NYC neigborhood. Some values are timeless. Some ideals are ... universal.

CDC whistleblower says he was told not to use phrase "climate change":

https://t.co/9ndIRUJKgJ

when someone says you're being hurtful, abusive, violent, etc. at least PAUSE for a second and consider their POV. Not everyone expresses pain to manipulate others. Stepping out of your own spot for a... second can be good check.

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Moral Courage

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3 weeks 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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3 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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