Ben Pollard runs Local Welcome: a charity in the UK that makes it fun and easy to cook and eat with refugees in folks' local community. As they say, in a divided world, making the time to connect with someone different from yourself is a radical act.
Ben began his career documenting and supporting displaced communities in Bangladesh, East Africa and Zimbabwe before training as a community organiser in Washington DC and London where he co-founded the Citizens UK campaign to increase Syrian refugee resettlement.
May 1st, 2019 | 58 mins 40 secs
In this episode, Ben Pollard talks about starting Local Welcome, a charity in the UK that makes it fun and easy to cook and eat with refugees in folks' local community. Humanization, cognitive biases, and heuristics are discussed, as well as the ideas of humans thriving together and measuring success.