On this 2013 Human Rights Day, as we celebrate the life of South African President and Freedom Fighter Nelson Mandela, many have pondered the significance and impact of his legacy. During these exchanges, much has been said about the nature of effective, modern-day social justice leadership.
Doug Shipman, the CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, gives us a glipse of such leadership potential. As the director of a center that seeks to expand our understanding of the impact of the American civil rights movement and connect it to the struggle for global human rights, Doug uses his extensive educational background in issues of race, ethnicity and gender including the history of American minority groups and religion as applied to social movements, to make intergenerational, multicultural and global connections to human liberation causes around the world.
His insights offer a new way of conceptualizing what social justice leaders should look like and how they might be most effective.
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