Open Encounters

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Our friend Ousmane (Gambia), speaks again to Open Encounters via phone from Bayern (Bavaria state), Germany about racism after weeks of unrest in the US after the murder of George Floyd. He expresses his sorrow for George Floyd's family, discusses classism versus racism in The Gambia, and his perception of police violence in America in contrast to the more advisory role the police play in Italy and in Germany, and more.

Show Notes

Hear his first episode with Open Encounters last month from Covid-19 lockdown.

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What is Open Encounters?

Hear the voices of the people who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea. After crossing continents, countries, the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean on inflatable boats, now they are on the next journey, of settling their lives in Italy, and beyond.

From humanitarian storytelling publication Migrants of the Mediterranean, this podcast brings light to the migrant flow in Italy and the EU in human terms. Migration continues to dominate the headlines in Europe, the US and around the world, but still so often only in political terms. Here, we change that.

Get to know the individuals themselves in one-on-one conversations with host and founder of Migrants of the Mediterranean, Pamela Kerpius.

Learn more about Migrants of the Mediterranean and read every journey story at the site.