Sangeetha was thrilled to participate in TEDxLondon‘s ‘Conversations Beyond Borders‘. The #ConversationsBeyondBorders is a virtual space of experts created to keep the TedX community together during this period of social distancing. This space allows the TEDx community to come together, explore ideas worth spreading and help everyone feel a little less alone.
Sangeetha joined Maryam Pasha, Director of TEDx London and Jude Habib, Director of Sound Delivery for a timely and rich discussion on the human rights implications of the new Coronavirus Bill in the UK and the impact anti-Covid measures are having on vulnerable communities.
Don’t worry if you missed us, you can watch the full panel discussion and Q&A online here.
The crucial take away is that Covid-19 knows no borders. The only real border is between humanity and the viral world. If we leave anyone behind, if we relegate anyone as marginalised, as living ‘outside of society’, then we let the virus win. And we fail humanity. We must not let this be a time of social recession, instead we must remain vigilant and continue to think of those for whom self-isolation is a privilege they cannot avail of.
Sangeetha also sits as Director of the Board of Fenix, an NGO in Lesvos, which she discusses during the TEDx Conversation. Please help us fundraise here to prevent scores of avoidable deaths in the Aegean islands.
Another exploration of topics beyond the headlines with TEDxLondon Director and Curator Maryam Pasha and special guests from our community. This week we're exploring new legislation linked to COVID-19 and how vulnerable communities are coping with the pandemic. Thanks to Sangeetha Iengar and Jude Habib for joining us.
Posted by TEDxLondon on Saturday, 28 March 2020