September 23 – Hosted dialogues

March 24, 2023

By Methuseli Dube

This was an eventful call: thank you to everyone who attended for making it a fun discussion. This post will offer a quick summary of resources and links that where brought up throughout the meeting.

For this meeting we had several topics created from last week’s discussion about antifragility and resilience, namely:

  1. Social infrastructure
  2. Further discussion on resilience and antifragility
  3. Racism

We decided to blend the topics as many of them connect in one way or another. I will offer a summary of some of the links that were shared, but I would highly recommend taking a look for yourselves.


  1. A CBC News article discussing Vancouver Coastal Health's interpretation of provincial policy about publishing COVID-19 school exposure events:
  2. This article from The Atlantic explores the growing fear around America’s upcoming election. Mainly focused on the fear of civil unrest following a close win, with Trump seeming unwilling to relinquish control:
  3. Academic Women is a network for female faculty at SFU. They undertook a study in 2019 which explored issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The report can be found here:
  4. Brené Brown interviews Sonya Renee on body shame, radical self-love and social justice.
  5. BC Centre for Disease Control's official COVID-19 Language Guide details appropriate terminology for written and digital content:
  6. David Graeber, an author and anthropologist, wrote a fascinating book entitled Debt: The First 5,000 Years that explores credit and debt from a historical perspective. Graeber shows how arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been going on long before we invented coin-based currency:

I hope you all find the links helpful, Have a great day.