EAWLC Dialogue with Ed Shiller: Adventures of a Journalist and Social Justice Advocate

East and West Learning Connections is very much delighted to bring to our audience this interesting  conversation with a retired American journalist, author, publisher, and adventurous social justice advocate since young!

 Ed Shiller, now based in Toronto,  is an engaging speaker with a host of fascinating reminiscences of his work for civil rights and social justice while a student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in the early 1960s.  In his subsequent career as a journalist for prominent news agencies like the New York Times and Reuters , he covered major international stories, and crossed paths with many of the world leaders of the day.  Ed will begin the dialogue with a brief account of some of the lessons he has learned about the deep-seated causes of racism and how best to overcome them.  Where the discussion goes from there, however, is up to you, So, please feel free to interrupt Ed at any time to ask a question or make a comment. You never know where a “Dialogue with Ed Shiller” may lead…

Time: Saturday April 27, 2024 at 7:30-9 P.M. (Eastern time)

Free English hybrid event, transcript of translations of other languages available on Zoom


Participants on the spot will have an opportunity to win a signed copy of Ed’s book  In the Spotlight: The Essential Guide to Giving Great Media Interviews.

Please RSVP to info@eawlc.org if you wish to participate in person.



1585 Yonge Street, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

(use the Toronto School for Strings and Piano entrance)

Free parking, close to St. Clair Subway Station.


Door opens at 7 p.m.


Light snacks will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle to help reduce disposable waste.


Online Zoom meeting registration link:



More Introduction of Guest Speaker

Prior to founding Yorkland Publishing in 2013, Ed Shiller had long been a creative force in communications, earning distinction as a dynamic and charismatic media trainer, public speaker, mentor, team leader, writer and strategic thinker.

Earlier in his career, Ed was a journalist, holding senior editorial positions with The New York Times News Service, Reuters News Agency, Radio Denmark and The Toronto Star and contributing to Newsweek, The New York Times, The (London) Sunday Times, The Financial Times of London and many other leading newspapers and magazines.

He is the author of In the Spotlight: The Essential Guide to Giving Great Media Interviews, The Canadian Guide to Managing the Media and Managing the Media.


Ed will bring a few copies of the books he published for sale.

For a description and cost of each of the books, visit the Yorkland Publishing website (https://yorklandpublishing.com).


Everyone is welcome to join the dialogue with Ed!


For inquiries, please send email to info@eawlc.org.  Thanks, and looking forward to meeting you in person or online!


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