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Leading Locally:
Grassroots Responses to COVID-19

Communities are coming together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in innovative ways.

Online networks have formed so people can offer and ask for help – from paying a bill to just having someone to talk to. Emergency donation funds have arisen to support vulnerable people disproportionately affected by the crisis. Initiatives have formed to tackle food security, respond to social isolation in seniors and advocate for funding support from governments. 

How can we further support our neighbours? What can we learn from these community innovations? What do they reveal about systemic inequalities? And how do we build upon these collective actions to ensure our social infrastructure and safety net are more effective and inclusive in the days and months ahead.

This event is open to all and we encourage anyone who has started or is taking part in a COVID-19 community support project to join this conversation and share your work. 

GUEST SPEAKERS 

Steven Johnston - Executive Director, Community Impact Real Estate

Christina LeeSpecial Projects, Hua Foundation

Wilson Liang - Community Ambassador, LinkVan

Kate Hodgson and Yolanda Clatworthy - Organizers, Coming Together Vancouver

DID YOU MISS IT?

Read a summary of the conversation including calls to action and additional resoruces on our blog: Recollections from Leading Locally: Grassroots Responses to COVID-19

When

Thursday, April 23, 2020

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Where

Zoom
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.

ACCESSIBILITY, TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format using Zoom. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using Zoom in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into Zoom. This is so that Zoom can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into Zoom. This is so that Zoom can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility or privacy, feel free to connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca.

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