Salima Stanley-Bhanji | Anti-Racism Needs You to Give Up

From TEDxYYC 2020

What are you willing to give up for love? Born in Surfers Paradise shortly after the White Australia Policy was abolished, Salima reflects on a lifetime of lessons learned in pursuit of her dreams – professionally, to create a more fair and equal world, and personally, to find love and become a mother. Skillfully weaving together these two narratives, Salima shares five key steps to end racism and other systems of oppression, compelling us to consider the things we have to sacrifice – and all we stand to gain, for the sake of justice and ultimately love.

Salima is the CEO of social enterprise Humainologie and a filmmaker. Humainologie uses art, including film, to spread empathy, increase inclusion, and reduce discrimination. Salima has produced and directed more than 20 short films for Humainologie. Her award-winning films have been screened at film festivals worldwide. In 2015, Salima raised awareness of the world’s 60 million displaced people by hiking 1,200 kilometres from Geneva, Switzerland to Pamplona, Spain.





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