A Collection of Commentaries to Get Us Talking

by Alex Sangha



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/23/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781481754880
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781481754897
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781481754903

About the Book

“Alex Sangha has an impressively broad range of knowledge on issues that affect the world, and challenges problems that most people have come to accept. Sangha doesn’t just point out the troubles in this world, but thinks of bold solutions for them.”

- Jenny Uechi, Managing Editor, Vancouver Observer

Alex Sangha has produced a critical, yet positive, book that covers a range of topics, from environmental conservation to reconciling religion and sexuality to depression and arranged marriage. He believes every person should be informed and should have their say on subjects that matter.

Catalyst is a collection of 40 short commentaries about problems facing Canada and the world in the 21st century. It is filled with topics for social discussion for the informed citizen, as well as for parents and teachers who want to get young adults thinking critically about the world around them.

Catalyst is an excellent conversation starter. Each article includes questions for the reader, which can be a great springboard for critical discussion.

“Alex writes clearly, concisely and with a non-judgmental view point. Alex is clearly a world citizen who disseminates on a wide variety of issues with amazing clarity. His refreshing views on a wide range of subjects are written with elegance and a light touch that does not cloud the issues.”

- Veeno Dewan, Former Editor, Voice Newspaper

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 help bring about social change and make a difference in someone's life; all it takes is effort.

Sangha was born in England, raised in Canada, and is of Indian descent. It is therefore no surprise that he feels like a product of the British Empire. Sangha completed a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, a Master in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics, as well as a Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University. Sangha is currently the driving force behind the Dignity House project, which aims to provide affordable housing for vulnerable seniors in Vancouver.