We invite you to join us for this weekly online series of interactive and constructive conversations.
We know you know: the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting everything – our institutions, our economy, our way of life. Our new physically distant reality has presented us all with massive challenges and further threats to social cohesion. As in all crises, the cracks in our systems have been laid bare – in some ways, inequity has never been so clearly visible.
These disruptions can either deepen these cracks or be catalysts for improving equity and empathy going forward.
SFU Public Square, CityHive and the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue recognize this is a critical moment for us to come together to see and hear each other.
Join us online every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:15 PM for insights and dialogue with guest speakers and each other as we take on these questions and more:
- How are we responding and what are we learning right now that can be used to strengthen the social infrastructure of our communities going forward?
- How can we reimagine our collective futures now that the fragile roots of ‘normalcy’ have been exposed?
- What must we do to ensure we don’t return to the status quo and instead create more just, sustainable and representative systems?
- What’s possible when we’re unencumbered by “that’s just the way things are”?
August 13, 2020
Missed Connections: Social Cohesion and COVID-19
Humans rely on each other for our survival and well-being. But the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the ways we can connect and relate to one another.