Refugees and locals will transcend fear and division in powerful live global social experiment
Follow the I Welcome live event on Facebook. In the face of divisive rhetoric and anti-refugee hostility, refugees and local people on four different continents will come together for a unique social experiment, affirming our shared humanity, to be streamed live on Amnesty International’s global Facebook page today. Based on a social theory that four minutes of eye contact can create a close bond between two strangers, refugees from countries including Ethiopia, Honduras and Myanmar will stare into the eyes of people from Australia, Kenya, the United Kingdom and Mexico in a live social experiment broadcast live from four cities – Sydney, Nairobi, London and Mexico City – at 19.
18 November 2016