Webinar: The circle of loneliness, polarization and marginalisation

Date: Thursday 26th 2020, 1pm - 2pm

Join this webinar from The Jo Cox Foundation, in partnership with Protection Approaches, to explore explore the links between loneliness, polarization and marginalisation.

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Loneliness is a cause and consequence of polarization and marginalisation. Lonely people view society as less friendly, less cohesive and less trustworthy.

A lonely person is less likely to have contact with people who are different from them and more vulnerable to narratives of grievance and division, especially online.

People from marginalised communities or who are discriminated against, whether online or offline, are more likely to feel alienated, alone, and lonely. Yet some of the UK’s most marginalised groups and excluded individuals are often seen as “hardest to reach” and are commonly missed by programmes and activities designed to connect communities.

A lonely society can easily become a divided society; likewise, when a society is divided, communities fracture and the everyday bonds that connect us fray.

In this webinar, we'll explore the circle of loneliness, polarisation and marginalisation.

Contributions from experts will discuss how those tackling loneliness and building better connected communities can learn from each other, and what lessons must be integrated into Covid- recovery efforts.

Speakers include:


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November 26, 2020 at 1:00pm - 2pm