Amira Elghawaby on Multiculturalism in Canada at TEDxOttawa 2019Written by Muslim Canadian TED Talks
In 2019, Amira Elghawaby was a speaker for TEDxOttawa in Ottawa, Ontario.
According to TEDxOttawa, "Amira Elghawaby is an award-winning journalist and human rights advocate. Along with frequent appearances on Canadian and international news networks, Amira has written and produced stories and commentary for CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Globe and Mail. Amira spent five years promoting the civil liberties of Canadian Muslims as human rights officer and later, as director of communications, at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) between 2012 to the fall of 2017. She is currently involved with several initiatives to promote civic engagement in diverse communities, including as a founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, the Silk Road Institute and as an advisor to the Muslim Fellowship in Toronto. Amira obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001."
In her talk, Amira "shares her experiences growing up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and drinking the multicultural kool-aid. While she found it in abundant supply in her youth, she finds its running dry now. She argues that each of us should become diversity champions and help renew the supply."
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