Refugees – a homemade challenge | Melusine Reimers
Germany took in over 950k asylum-seekers in 2015. When a wave of refugees reached the Munich central station back in September 2015, hundreds of volunteers received them with smiles, food and clothes. But what happens afterwards? How should we welcome these people in our everyday life, at work, or in universities? Melusine Reimers helps refugees to integrate into academic life in Germany. She talks about how stereotypes and the phenomenon of “othering” prevent us from seeing them as fellow humans with unique qualities and dreams. She raises awareness for this phenomenon so that our society can overcome it.