Yingkit Chan, a PhD candidate at Princeton University and a contributor of BLYNKT, presented on "Neighbors and Refugees in Singapore." This is an excerpt from the conference "Without Borders?" which BLYNKT co-hosted at Princeton University.
"Without Borders?" is part of the collective effort to address some of the important questions pertaining to human rights, the rights of mobility, and racial discrimination in the history of global integration and immigration. This week on the BLYNKT podcast, we will play an excerpt from the BLYNKT co-hosted event. Greisa and Rodrigo from United We Dream, the largest immigrant organization in America, shared with us their personal stories of growing up in America as undocumented youths.
Support the mission of United We Dream: unitedwedream.org/
Lei is joined by her colleague and one of BLYNKT's contributors, Ying-kit Chan, on the BLYNKT podcast this week! BLYNKT is delighted to co-host "Without borders? Globalization & the Refugee Crisis" on the 25th October at Princeton University. Kit and Lei chat about their incentive for encouraging more discussions on the global refugee crisis. If you are free and in the New York area tomorrow, do come join us in the one-day conference!
The event is free and open to the public.
The program of the event can be found here:
"Community is not something that just exists by itself, it's something that needs to be built." In this week's episode, Lei interviews Malte Bedürftig, the founder of GoVolunteer, to discuss the platform he created for volunteers and organizers of volunteer projects across Germany. Malte had a normal job, and a year ago he took an indefinite leave from his job to start GoVolunteer, which at the beginning was nothing but a group of young people who wanted to do something for the society. Now GoVolunteer has become a well-known social platform in Germany with support from local communities, and plays an important role in integrating nearly one million refugees who arrived in Germany last year. Listen to find out more, or go volunteer!
Check out the GoVolunteer website: govolunteer.com/
Carly Dee and Q. Lei