At The Table with Alaa Murabit

Dr. Alaa Murabit is a UN High-Level Commissioner on health, employment, and economic growth. She is one of 17 globally United Nations Sustainable Development Goal advocates, as well as a medical doctor and women's rights champion and strategist. She has traveled the world and met people who are leaders in their own industries. From names that we know to names that we don't, there are people who have championed inclusive leadership more than anything else. At The Table is a collection of in-depth conversations and interviews with leaders in all industries. It's looking at how we create systems and structures and communities and selves that really represent what we need in the world today. It's called At The Table because the single most important thing is for us to create and cultivate spaces. We invite you to connect with, to learn from, and to teach one another about the importance of inclusive leadership. We want to make sure sure that when you are at any table you are bringing somebody with you, an idea with you, or a perspective with you that isn't already there.


episode 11: Moving Beyond Zero with Eddie Ndopu

Named one of the United Nations Secretary General 17 sustainable development advocates, Eddie Ndopu is pursuing a billion-dollar global access fund to benefit the billion people living with disabilities worldwide. Eddie shares his story on what it means to overcome the challenges put on him from being black, queer and disabled and pursuing his dreams.

Being At The Table means:

“I think we need to embrace the complexity and the magnificence of who we are in all of our kaleidoscopic glory.” – Eddie Ndopu

Highlights from the Conversation:

  • Creating the space to be heard and the methodology of intersectionality
  • Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and how that influenced how he lives life
  • Returning to South Africa after undergraduate studies and facing the belief by others that he has reached his ‘ceiling’
  • Moving beyond zero, going beyond the compliance logic in public policy and social justice
  • Defying gravity as a person with disabilities
  • The misnomer definition of minority
  • Activism that centers the emotional liberation of communities
  • Making his dream of going to space come true
  • And More!

About the Guest:

Described by the media as "Black, queer, disabled and brilliant," fearless activist and humanitarian Eddie Ndopu was given a life expectancy of five years. Now almost 30, Eddie has made every minute count: he has a masters from Oxford, is one of the UN Secretary General's seventeen Sustainable Development Goals Advocates and is ambitiously pursuing both a campaign to be the first person with a physical disability to travel into outer space, and a billion-dollar Global Access Fund to benefit the billion people living with disabilities globally. Do not tell this man something is impossible.

About the Host:

Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.

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