Eric Sirotkin helps people and nations navigate conflict in a way that enhances their well-being and health. He trains lawyers to integrate wellness principles into their practices to benefit both themselves and their clients wherein the conflict becomes an opportunity for transformation and growth. Since 1981 he has engaged in complex litigation in many cases against major multi-billion dollar corporations, universities, and governmental entities that have addressed constitutional violations, free speech rights, discrimination, fraud, and more. He served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and regularly guest lectures on campuses.
Eric Sirotkin's Witness speaks to something innate in us all: the desire to feel connected to those around us and to feel our full potential as human beings. This was brought home in Sirotkin's first meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa, while Sirotkin co-chaired the International Monitoring Project of the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Tutu smiled as he told the author, "We are human through our relations with others. If I undermine your humanity, I dehumanize myself. This is ubuntu."
As an activist litigator for social causes in America, Sirotkin engaged in the "good fight," but felt something missing. Learning to actively live and work from ubuntu became a roar of awakening to a journey from litigation to liberation. Witness is filled with profound moments of compassion and quiet heroism from world famous activists and unknown women and men whose lives will inspire you to be the change the world needs, now more than ever.