Us by Satya Das
Writer and activist
Satya Das is a writer, journalist, and strategist living in Edmonton, Canada. He is a frequent commentator and public speaker in both French and English, in media and on stage. Satya’s volunteer work is deeply informed with a lifelong commitment to human rights as a way of life. He embraces the principles of human dignity espoused by Mahatma Gandhi.
On writing Us
In a wide-ranging podcast interview with host Sheelagh Caygill, Satya talks about his new book, Us. Us is grounded in the philosophy of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Nelson Mandela. Its essential message is a call for a new kind of politics – one that is pluralistic and based on collaboration, community participation, and love.
Satya discusses the experience of writing Us and what it takes to find one’s voice as a writer. He also offers advice for young writers. Satya looks at the state of journalism in Canada and other parts of the world, along with the decline of community reporting.
A new kind of politics
Satya explores the fact that liberal democracy is broken. He talks about why now more than ever global citizens need to engage in respectful conversations. He encourages more listening and the embrace of embrace community involvement. You can find Satya online at usthebook.ca (and also buy Us there), on Facebook at The Community of Us, and on LinkedIn.
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