Climate Change, Future Generations & People Of Colour

Climate Change, Future Generations & People Of Colour

August 12, 2020

In this Podcast we interview Jasmine Sanders in our Conversation Across Borders series. Jasmine is the CEO of Our Climate based in Washington DC.

Our Climate mobilises and empowers young people to educate the public and elected officials about science-based, equitable climate policy solutions that build a liveable world.

In this interview we will discuss the intersecting effects of climate change and how they disproportionately impact communities of colour, the importance of youth climate change advocacy and the impact climate change has and will increasingly have on migration in the United States and around the world.

Our Climate empowers young leaders to advocate for equitable and science-based climate policy.

Asylum Seekers & The Welcome Card

Asylum Seekers & The Welcome Card

August 7, 2020

In this Podcast one in our “Conversation Across Borders” series we will talk to Veronica Polinedro about how Sweden dealt with the influx of migration that swept Europe after 2015

During 2015, a record 1.3 million refugees crossed into Europe. Between 2015 and 2016, more than 2.5 million people applied for asylum in the EU.

Sweden is considering a “Welcome Card.” Upon arrival in Sweden, asylum seekers place a request for asylum and get registered with the national migration agency. Registered asylum seekers receive one Welcome Card per individual (based on age) to be used during the asylum application process, as both an identification card and as a key to their case status.


The card is to ensure the well-being of asylum seekers during, and after, the asylum seeking application process, revise the asylum seeking decision-making process for the national migration agencies and  foster connection between asylum seekers, refugees and the local communities:

The story of the "Welcome card" began on May 20, 2016, when a team of experience designer, software developer, social entrepreneurs and business administrators came together during a 12-hour workshop to tackle the refugee crisis through design

Veronica is Polinedrio is a product UX designer working with transdisciplinary research and empathy to answer complex systemic challenges. In 2016, she founded The Welcome Card, where she lead product, design, and research. She has served as an advocate and coordinator for several community development projects, non-profit organizations, and start-up companies between the United States, Honduras, Sweden, and Italy. She is passionate about immigration and social dignity, designing solutions that build empathy and promote ethical practices for socio-politico-economical change within our communities

Living In China Through The Covid Pandemic

Living In China Through The Covid Pandemic

August 4, 2020

In this Podcast we will be interviewing Dan Scrimgeour who sometime before the Covid outbreak chose to live in China and is still there.


In this interview we will look at the experiences he went through as the pandemic started there and then spread across the globe. How did they handle it and what measures did they take. Did their institutional structure make it easier to institute track and trace than it did in the UK and how did they engage their own population.


There were differences of approach that are worth exploring and discovering if there are lessons to learn.


We will also discuss with Dan the re emergence of China on the world scene. China has always seen itself as the “middle kingdom” and perhaps is now reasserting itself as the “centre of the world.” What does that mean to us all?

Building Strong and Impactful Connected BAME Communities

Building Strong and Impactful Connected BAME Communities

July 22, 2020

In this Podcast we interview Michaelene Gail Holder-March where we discuss health and the BAME communities.


In May 2020, the BAME Health Collaborative (BHC) charity was formed to provide sensible healthcare solutions to address the disparity in healthcare provisions offered in  the UK.  


They have consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of their amazing community! Informed and strong connected BAME communities are essential for the health and well-being of BAME people.  


Building strong and Impactful Connected Communities is about unifying, vision, partnerships and strengthening community power, organising ourselves, planning for the future, mobilising capital to make strategic investments in community health and wellbeing, and building bridges of support and shared understanding with our skilled,  experienced qualified professionals within our communities.

Enfield Enterprises & Building Better Businesses

Enfield Enterprises & Building Better Businesses

July 15, 2020

In this Podcast we interview Despina Johnson of Enterprise Enfield about the work they do and about their future plans.

Enterprise Enfield is a not for profit enterprise agency offering information, expert advice, guidance and training to help people start new businesses as well as develop and expand established ones.

They run a number of activities including support for women entrepreneurs and also offer training webinars. They also work in partnership with other organisations like Love Your Doorstep in Enfield and the North London Credit Union.

They are about to open their new London Business Hub in Southgate and will tell us about their plans for that and also how they have coped and helped others during the present pandemic

Good for the Seoul: A journey from South Korea to Enfield

Good for the Seoul: A journey from South Korea to Enfield

July 14, 2020

In this Podcast Hannah Dyson will be interviewing Taemin Oh who is the Vicar of Saint George in Enfield

Taemin originally came from South Korea and Hannah will explore with him his journey to the UK, why he came here and how he came to be the Vicar of an Enfield Church.

Taemin is involved with lots of community action in Enfield and has been involved with the Felix Project as well.

It will be interesting to hear South Korean perspective on how we do things in the UK, how he’s had to adapt to life in London and Colchester.

Plastic Pollution & Our Global Oceans

Plastic Pollution & Our Global Oceans

July 9, 2020

In this Podcast with Jo Ruxton we discuss the huge problem of plastic waste and its impact on the oceans of our globe.

350 million tonnes of plastic are being produced each year. This could weigh more than humanity, estimated at 316 million tonnes in 2013. 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year. If waste management practices don't improve, scientists predict this amount could increase tenfold by 2025

Plastics make up to around 75% of marine litter, although this can be up to 100% at some sites. Plastic in the ocean breaks up into smaller fragments called microplastics, which have been identified in commercial fish consumed by humans.

Jo Ruxton is the Founder Director and Producer of “A Plastic Ocean”  the award winning documentary.  It’s been named by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time” and has ignited mass consumer awareness.

The Tragedy of George Floyd And The Need For Police Reform

The Tragedy of George Floyd And The Need For Police Reform

July 8, 2020

In this Podcast we discuss with Chief Gordon L. Wiborg, Jr the consequences of the George Floyd’s killing for race relations in America.

Chief Gordon L. Wiborg, Jr is a retired Police Chief in the United States and who is now President of National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. (NJCDLP)

The NJCDLP was set up to examine abuse in the judicial system in the US and how it adversely impacts on minorities and specifically black people. Gordon with others have now set up the the Blue Sky and Golden Badge Projects involving an international support group for pro-reform law enforcement officers including prison correctional officers.

We will examine the need for judicial reform in the USA and how the Black Lives Matter movement has been a catalyst for this and for those like Gordon L. Wiborg, Jr who have campaigned for justice for those discriminated against by the judicial system.

We are joined in this Podcastby othersinvolved in judicial reform and these could nclude NJCDLP’s Executive Director, Dr. Zena D. Crenshaw-Logal; Mr. Maurice Morris, Golden Badge’s National Membership Recruiter and a former Deputy Sheriff as well as candidate for Sheriff in Lucas County, Ohio where he is the Safe Cop Coordinator for the National Police Defense Foundation;

It should be an interesting webinar that in the light of current events is of vital importance.

Collaborative Practice - A Different Way Of Working In General Practice

Collaborative Practice - A Different Way Of Working In General Practice

June 23, 2020

In this Podcast we talk to Alyson McGregor of Altogether Better.

Altogether Better works with people in health and social care across the UK and beyond to develop Collaborative Practice, a new way of organising that makes life better for everybody.

Altogether Better is an NHS national network organisation, supporting health and care services across the UK to introduce their model of Collaborative Practice. Their network approach is used in over 130 GP practices and has also been tested in other health and care settings, including acute hospital trusts, mental health, young people’s services and care homes.

Collaborative Practice invites local people to gift their time to a local GP practice or health service, working alongside people who deliver health services in a new, collaborative relationship. As a result, the practice and how it works changes.

Creating An Inclusive Society - Nationally & Locally

Creating An Inclusive Society - Nationally & Locally

June 18, 2020

In this Podcast we talk to Ade Adeshina from the O”-Bay Community Trust

The last two weeks have been traumatic experiences for many as the death of George Floyd has made many of us rethink our attitudes to discrimination. . Here we talk to Ade Adeshina about how it has affected him and his community here in Enfield. Has the protests and demonstrations given hope or yet more despair?

We will also talk about how he views the performance of the London Borough of Enfield in creating an inclusive community. Ade feels that Enfield has much work to do to become inclusive to the Black and African and Caribbean Community.

O”-Bay Community Trust is a voluntary organisation with
its head office in Enfield, North London. It was funded in 1990 with the aim to support local BME groups and individuals. We provide free confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance on issues pertaining to education, welfare rights, childcare provision, housing, health, debts, environment, local community events, and black history and heritage events

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