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York Circle @ Home - Racism in a Pandemic- More than a Health Crisis
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of racism on many communities has been compounded. In this panel discussion, York experts will discuss the effects and implications of the pandemic on Canada’s marginalized communities. Dr. Jack Rozdilsky, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Disaster & Emergency Management, will discuss the concept of social vulnerability and define the pandemic akin to a disaster management paradigm. Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President Equity, People & Culture, will discuss the impact on multi-generational families in the Indigenous community. Associate Professor Dr. Robert Kenedy, whose work examines co-curricular and curricular peer education, mentorship, and leadership, will discuss scapegoating of the Jewish community. Assistant Professor Dr. Jude Kong of the Canadian Center for Disease Modelling will address anti-Black racism. And Dr. Cary Wu, whose research focuses on political culture, immigration, and inequality, will bridge the challenges across these marginalized groups, and what pandemic recovery could look like.

Feb 28, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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