This Woman Has Coffee with the People Who Send Her Hate Mail
Özlem Sara Cekic was born in Turkey, has Kurdish roots, and was one of the first women with a Muslim immigrant background to be elected to the Danish Parliament. She started receiving a lot of bigoted hate mail about her heritage. In an extremely courageous and empathetic move, she eventually asked her biggest harasser to have coffee with her, and he said yes. The experience left her feeling confused because they had a pleasant conversation and even had things in common. Attempting to understand the roots of prejudice, she has had coffee (#dialoguecoffee) with hundreds of people who have sent her threats and abusive letters. She challenges us all to have a dialogue with someone whose views differ from our own.