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Convening to build belonging in the age of Trump

Courtesy of Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


The Migration Policy Institute estimatesthat the number of immigrant workers in the U.S. has tripled since 1970. As foreign born workers and their children make homes in the U.S., they often face a society that sees them as 'other.'

John A. Powell

The term 'Othering' means making people feel like they don't belong. It isn't new, but it has come to the forefront of political discourse in the Trump era. Researchers at UC Berkeley, like John Powell, have been studying how to create a more inclusive world. Powell heads the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, which is hosting a conference on Othering and Belonging from April 30 to May 2.

Powell: People imagine that someone is the other. They imagine that someone can't be part of them. And of course, the reality is that we're all profoundly, deeply, interconnected.

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.