Friday Feature: Welcoming America’s David Lubell Debunks “Stranger Danger”

The fear of strangers runs deep in our culture. It may start as a wise caution from parents to children, but many carry this “stranger danger” mentality into adulthood, and this perspective has a pervasive impact, not only on individuals, but also on institutions, communities, and nations.

In a recent TEDx Berlin talk, David Lubell, Founder and Executive Director of Welcoming America, debunks the “stranger danger” mentality, and talks about why diversity is critical to the vitality of our communities and why cultivating welcoming communities should be a priority alongside providing the traditional core services to newly arrived refugees.

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