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Moving Beyond Cynicism: Creating the World We Want to See | Pascal Murphy | TEDxRyersonU
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Added Aug 24, 2016
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The world we live in today gives us many reasons to remain cynical, but Pascal Murphy thinks otherwise. Told through a comedic and lively story, Pascal narrates his experience with discrimination and how he used a negative experience to educate his community and promote positive social change.

In 2013 Pascal Murphy unwittingly started a movement for change. An idea that began as a backyard barbeque grew into an event that unified not only his west-end community, but people from across Canada. The Neighbours United for Inclusion Community BBQ sent a message of inclusivity and is one example of how Pascal promotes positive social change through inclusive community engagement. In his role as an instructor on homelessness, disasters, and social and environmental justice at Ryerson University, Pascal works to inspire those around him by encouraging others to embody what they want to see more of in the world. Pascal puts his words into practice by facilitating a number of initiatives and cross-cultural exchanges to facilitate social justice among communities in Toronto and abroad.

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