race | March 27, 2019

Lavin’s Most Powerful Voices in the Fight Against White Nationalism

White nationalism looks and sounds different than it used to—in many cases appearing, thinly disguised, in mainstream media and at the highest levels of government. Add to that the power of the internet, making it easier than ever to radicalize, and you’ve got a scary situation that needs strong, sensible, compelling voices on race, justice, activism, and empathy.  

New York Times op-ed writer Wajahat Ali has become a go-to authority on the subject in the wake of the tragic terrorist attack at a New Zealand mosque. Here is he on MSNBC, discussing the president’s response.   

Wajahat Ali:



Reza Aslan’s New York Times bestselling books and packed lectures have propelled him to the frontlines in the fight against white nationalism. Aslan argues that it is fear—organized and well-funded—that perpetuates bigotry and victimizes us all. Only united will be have the power to fight it. 


TEDxConejo - Reza Aslan - Unity in Diversity



In his new book The War for Kindness, Jamil Zaki pairs compelling real-life stories with empirical evidence to prove that not only can empathy be taught, it can be taught to such a degree that stone-cold hatred becomes love.  


BUILDING EMPATHY: How to hack empathy and get others to care more | Jamil Zaki | TEDxMarin


To book Wajahat Ali, Reza Aslan, or Jamil Zaki for your next event contact The Lavin Agency.

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