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True Rebel - Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Earlier this year I was asked to lead a Diversity and Inclusion workshop for my friends at Speak Up For Change. I of course said yes and now it is available on YouTube.

So if ya got 90 minutes to spare, feel free to check it out.

Not My Proudest Moment

In some ways it was just an ordinary high school day, but the moment is still clear in my mind. I don’t think it was the event itself or it’s details that make it linger with me to this day, but rather the conflict that was going on inside. Simultaneously I was feeling both regret and satisfaction. I felt sorry for him, but at the same time, I was glad to be one of his tormentors.

True Rebel Challenge at TEDx Mississauga

CRAZY LOVE

It can be very refreshing to stumble upon a story of someone who is really living out a crazy type of rebellion. This was certainly the case for me when I had the chance to read about Fatemah Golmakani, who immigrated to London, England from Iran 18 years ago. I want to stress that this is a CRAZY STORY! It’s not cute, or sweet and does not belong as some side column buried on the back pages. This is the type of radical love that SHAKES THE FOUNDATIONS and PULLS UP THE ROOTS of the selfishness which typically consumes our every day choices and decisions.

Speaking for Love Equals Suspension for Three Students

I was introduced to these three stories today; three stories that can be very disheartening. Each one speaks to the difficultly of being a True Rebel voice as a young student.

Lauryn Hill - I Find It Hard To Say (Rebel)

Freedom Riders: True Rebels

"In 1961, the Freedom Riders, a dedicated group of men and women, black and white, young and old (many from university and college campuses) across the country boarded buses, trains and planes bound for the deep South to challenge that region‘s outdated Jim Crow laws and the non-compliance with a US Supreme Court decision already three years old that prohibited segregation in all interstate public transportation facilities."  from http://www.freedomridersf

It Takes Courage to Start Snitching

There was a fight at our local high school a few weeks ago.  Actually it was two girls attacking a third girl on school property (not exactly a fair fight). For these girls, any suggestion that things might be handled without violence just didn’t make sense to them.  They might as well stick their fingers in their ears and shout, “LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, I CAN’T HEAR YOU,” that’s how receptive they are to advice.

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