We believe that now more than ever, we must talk to each other and learn from each other. We’re launching a series of informal Zoom fireside chats. You’ll have the chance to hear from a member with expertise that we think will be helpful as we navigate these uncertain times. Our hope is that these 15-minute presentations followed by a collective discussion will highlight the work of our community members while also providing us with knowledge critical to our lives and work. Below are the first four speakers and dates for the evening fireside chats. These chats will take place on Zoom and will last 45 minutes, starting at 8:30pm. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and invite your family to join you. We’ll also stream the conversation on our Facebook page.
Weds., April 15th: Professor William Rodgers on today’s pandemic and Race and Class Inequities of COVID-19 and the Economic Downturn. You can watch the full session here.
Weds., April 22nd: Professor Emerita Janet Golden on the 1918 Influenza pandemic, parallels with our current pandemic, and lessons for today. (Spoiler alert: it is good to have functioning effective leadership attuned to evidence rather than boosterism).
You can watch the full session here.
Weds., April 29th: Professor Donald Schaffner on food safety in the times of COVID-19 and whether to Lysol your takeout.
Weds., May 6th: Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair Naomi Klein on coronavirus capitalism and what we can do about it. You can watch the fulll session here
Weds., May 13: Professor Genese Sodikoff on why zoonotic outbreaks are intensifying and whether we can stop them. RSVP here.
Weds., May 20: Professor Carlos Decena on race and representation during the COVID-19 pandemics, or why we should bother, be bothered, and analyze the use of words and images during and after this pandemic. RSVP here.