Sunday, February 1, 2015

On the Dawn of a New Month in "Outsiders": Talks From "TED"

It is the dawn of a new Month in "Outsiders".      We here @ #Outsiders received our weekly updates from the team @ +TED and the following two perceptive talks about the need to keep an open mind was in the spirit of this channel within Outsiders which we hope all enjoy:

Bassam Tariq is a blogger, a filmmaker, and a halal butcher -- but one thread unites his work: His joy in the diversity, the humanness of our individual experiences. In this charming talk, he shares clips from his film "These Birds Walk" and images from his tour of 30 mosques in 30 days -- and reminds us to consider the beautiful complexity within us all. Watch »
Severine Autesserre studies the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the middle of the deadliest conflict since World War II; it's been called "the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world.” The conflict seems hopelessly, unsolvably large. But her insight from decades of listening and engaging: The conflicts are often locally based. And instead of focusing on big-picture solutions, leaders might be better served solving local crises before they ignite. Watch »

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