Toronto launch of 'Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us. Vs. Them' by Shakil Choudhury

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 21:30 to 23:30

Join Shakil Choudhury for the launch of Deep Diversity:Overcoming Us vs Them

What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Deep Diversity explores this question and argues that “us vs. them” is an unfortunate but normal part of the human experience due to reasons of both nature and nurture.

If you're someone who:

•is confused why organizational diversity efforts are often stalled or thwarted;
•has been part of anti-racism trainings that have gone south;
•cares about creating more inclusive workplaces and society where strong relationships across difference are possible...
•is horrified by the recent slew of police shootings in Charleston, Ferguson and Baltimore;
•is upset about the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women being ignored for so long;

then this book is for you! 

Deep Diversity seeks to reframe the debate regarding racism and systemic discrimination in a practical, scientific and compassionate manner. In the author's own words, "this book is a culmination of twenty years of my experience teaching and learning from thousands of people across four continents, one emotional burnout in my early thirties, and a childhood in smalltown Canada pretending I was white."

Deep Diversity is a breakthrough book taking a giant step towards overcoming pervasive racism in our society. Combining in-depth research and analysis with moving personal stories, Choudhury gives us a simple step-by-step approach to overcome centuries of racial hierarchy by understanding each of us is part of the problem and part of the solution.”

– Judy Rebick, writer, journalist, activist, author of Occupy This! and Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution

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