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Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

In this episode of the UN Human Rights podcast, #StandUp4Migrants, we look at how finding common ground can help us deepen mutual understanding and empathy, build bridges, and help to identify and open spaces for migrant voices to be heard.

Sofija Stefanovic joins us to talk about her book, “Alien Nation,” an anthology of 36 tales of migration, which was inspired by her live show with the same name she hosted at Joe’s Pub in the Public Theater in New York City. This episode also features excerpts from her book launch where authors read passages from their contributions.

Stefanovic seeks to create a space where migrants can share the human stories around migration in all their diversity to illuminate the nuances that exist around the subject.

“Whether you are an immigrant or not or your family are immigrants, I think that the only thing you kind of need to appreciate these stories, is if you have ever felt like an outsider in any way,” she says. “And I think that that's something that really brings us together and it's something that awakens empathy as well.”


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