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THE 2020 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
DIGITAL-FIRST EVENT 7-15 NOV 2020
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Whose crisis? The global COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of communities in Africa

12th November 2020 15:00-17:00
Talk/Webinar, Panel debate, Exhibition/demonstration, Interactive activity, Politically sensitive

About this event

Although COVID-19 is a health issue, the crisis is far more than a health crisis. It is a social and cultural one that is currently poorly understood and minimally represented in the context of the Global South. The event showcases an urgent response project to a rapidly evolving global pandemic whereby the North is leading -- by example and economic pressure -- a response to an emergency affecting communities all over the world. The “Whose Crisis?” project co-curates representations and understandings of the social and cultural crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and expose unseen and misunderstood aspects of this time. The event will provide critical insights and inform and contribute to more equitable global responses including those related to health, policy, economics, and education.