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WE TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO ENGAGE CONSTRUCTIVELY ABOUT CONTENTIOUS ISSUES.
 

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MEET THE GROWING MORAL COURAGE COMMUNITY.

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Irshad Manji, Founder of Moral Courage
Hasan El-Jaffery, Assistant to Irshad Manji

HASAN EL-JAFFERY

ASSISTANT TO THE FOUNDER

Allison Gerrard, Education Director for the Moral Courage Project

ALLISON GERRARD

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

CECILIA VILLALBA

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Irshad is the founder of the Moral Courage Network. A prize-winning leadership professor at New York University for many years, she now teaches with the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights.

 

The recipient of Oprah's "Chutzpah Award" for boldness, Irshad is also a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest book is Don't Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars. (Fun fact: Chris Rock calls the book "genius." Another fun fact: Not everybody agrees with Chris Rock.)

Irshad lives in New York City.

IRSHAD MANJI

FOUNDER
 

Hasan is Irshad Manji's executive assistant. Born and raised in the UK, he met Irshad while studying religion and neuroscience at Cambridge University. The two have since been inseparable—except for the fact that Hasan lives in Egypt and is typically ahead of Irshad in both time zone and pop culture awareness.

Allison serves as the Moral Courage team's Director of Education and Training. If you take the Mentor certification program, you'll spend a lot of time with her. We should all be so lucky!

 

Allison did her post-graduate studies in the behavioral sciences. She loves to cultivate caring and inclusive environments, which helps explain how she survived raising three kids. She and her family live in Utah.

As Director of Operations, 

Cecilia makes everything flow smoothly. A resident of Buenos Aires, she speaks five languages and has spent more time in different countries, including Switzerland and Canada, than in her country of birth, Venezuela. 

 

The only label that truly applies to Cecilia is "plural": she is so much more than meets the eye. 

 
 
 

The Moral Courage community is bigger than the team you’ve just met. Below are some of the innovative and inspiring people on the path to becoming certified Moral Courage Mentors. Join us.

 
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