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Building welcoming communities as economies re-open
After the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic on March 11, nearly all countries closed their borders. Though unprecedented, what followed has been a historical pattern repeating itself: the spread of disease became associated not only with international travel and migration, but with "foreigners". With borders re-opening, misinformation about immigrants is on the rise, threatening social cohesion. How are social entrepreneurs responding?

On September 8 we will speak with Ashoka Fellows David Lubell, founder of Welcoming International, and Clara Jimenez Cruz, founder of Maldita.es to explore how we can rebuild welcoming communities, fight misinformation and introduce new narratives around migration.

The conversation will be about 30 minutes. Bring your questions!

This conversation will be simultaneously translated to Spanish. Esta conversación será traducida simultáneamente al español.


What is Welcome Change? Meet the world's best social entrepreneurs and get an insider look at what works, and what's next. All topics, all geographies, every Wednesday (alternating time zones). Browse the series: next-now.org/news-hour
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