May 22, 2013
Last year I read about Alex Sangha and his mission to create Dignity House, an affordable housing facility for LGBT seniors in Vancouver, British Columbia. Not long afterward, I interviewed him for lgbtSr HERE.
This coming June Alex has a new book coming out, a collection of commentaries titled ‘Catalyst’ that is intended to get people talking.
I’m also hoping to have Alex as a guest on our podcast in July. Here’s a description of the commentaries:
Vancouver, B.C. – An awareness of the problems around us isn’t enough.
Understanding the issues – how they connect and affect and ripple out to the edges of our lives – is the only hope for a better tomorrow. Catalyst: A Collection of Commentaries to Get Us Talking is a tool to encourage conversation about subjects that are sometimes hard to talk about.
Alex Sangha has produced a critical, yet positive, book that covers a range of table topics from environmental conservation to reconciling religion and sexuality, to depression and arranged marriage.
What sets Sangha apart is that he doesn’t just want readers to agree blindly with everything he says; he encourages critical thinking and debate by posing a question at the end of each article.
Catalyst is a great conversation starter and social discussion book designed for the informed citizen, as well as for parents and teachers who want to get young adults thinking and talking about the world around them.
Catalyst is a companion to The Modern Thinker, Sangha’s well-received book of 2011. All the articles in The Modern Thinker have been revised and 10 new articles have been added.
About the Author
Alex Sangha is an award-winning social worker and human rights activist who lives and works in the Metro Vancouver area of BC. Sangha has advocated for marginalized people including those with mental illness, South Asian immigrants, and gays and lesbians. Sangha is always interested in meeting new people, developing new friendships and relationships, and learning new things. He believes anyone can bring about social change and make a difference; all it takes is effort.