ntegral Justice Warrior is a new show with Diane Musho Hamilton and Corey deVos, where every month we will take a close look at some of the most challenging cultural issues and fault lines of our time — as well as the communication skills we need in order to heal these shared wounds and begin to close the gaps between us.
Why “Integral Justice Warrior?”
“Social justice warrior” is a pejorative term often used to describe an increasingly reactionary wing of the political left who use social justice causes in order to prop up their own egoic self-validation and increase their social currency — rarely coming from a place of authentic principle or conviction, and often using progressive-sounding language while enacting these ideas in very oppressive and dominating ways.
But in the backlash against “social justice warrior” culture, there are many who are concerned that the virtues of social justice are being thrown out with the bathwater of “SJWs”, and that a proud lineage of warriors, champions, and heroes of social justice are being cast in a shroud of irony and cynicism.
An integral age is on the horizon, and genuine four-quadrant social activism is more needed today than ever. And considering Diane’s background as mediator, facilitator, zen master, and integral teacher, there is no one better to help us learn the art of integral warriorship.
We want you to be a regular part of this show. Each episode, we will take questions from our viewers, giving you an opportunity to talk with Diane in real time. So we invite you to join the live discussions as often as you can, and to offer us feedback whenever you feel like you have something you want to share. And be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Previous Episodes of Integral Justice Warrior
About Diane Hamilton
Diane is a uniquely gifted, playful, and awake group facilitator, consultant and teacher of Integral Spirituality and Zen. She is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, and has collaborated with the Integral Institute and Ken Wilber since 2004, developing the Integral Life Practice seminars and the Integral Spiritual Experience global events.
About Corey deVos
Corey W. deVos is Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of KenWilber.com. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996. Corey is also a professional woodworker, and many of his artworks can be found in his VisionLogix art gallery.