Listening Post – Mark & Amina

Following the launch of the Leeds Poverty Truth Commission’s Humanifesto on the 2nd February, we’re posting a series of blogs this week featuring some of the films and audio clips used at the launch event.

This is the second of three ‘listening posts’ recorded for the Humanifesto launch with two of our Commissioners in conversation about an one of our focus areas.

In this recording Mark Goldstone, Head of Policy at West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, and Amina Weston, a young mother and founder of Education Aid, talk about Amina’s ideas for an app that would allow young people to discover what jobs were available in the buildings they were passing.

Listening is one of the most fundamental things we can do to overcome the stigma of poverty. By listening deeply to each other we can build genuine empathy and connect at a foundational level with each other, building relationships that can rehumanise us all. These ‘listening posts’ are audio recordings with no visuals to distract from listening to the voices in conversation.


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