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Covid-19 Across Africa & Its Diaspora
October 18, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 8, 2020
Globally, communities of African descent have been the casualties of colonialism and imperialism. This has created grave social, political, and economic consequences. Nowhere is this better evidenced than in the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on people of African descent. Themes that will be explored in this series are the politics, public health, gendered effects, along with the survival and vitality of the Black church. This series relates to the TRC’s mission of transformation of individuals, communities, and systems of oppression.
Through four webinars, the series will take a deep dive into the devastating impact of Covid-19 on communities of African descent.
The titles are:
1) Public Health and Covid-19: October 18th
2) The Gendered Effects of Covid-19: October 25th
3) The Politics of Covid-19: November 1st
4) Covid-19 and the Survival and Vitality of the Black Church. November 8th
Each webinar will feature expert panelists who will give cutting edge analyses, and propose solutions. The webinar will include breakout sessions and Q&A. Drawing on studies by scholars, activists, multilateral organizations, and NGOs, as well as the experiences of ordinary Africans on the Continent and her diaspora, the panel will inform, educate, suggest solutions, and encourage collective organized action for restorative justice.