Celebrating the strength of diverse people during COVID-19
March 9, 2021
The Centre for Social Concern at King’s will be hosting an important discussion, “Coming in from the Cold: Community Voices in the Time of COVID,” on March 11, 2021 from 7 - 8 p.m.
The event will focus on the impacts of COVID for populations that have been particularly adversely impacted by the pandemic including a discussion of the challenges and the barriers that have risen amongst the community throughout the pandemic. Focusing on racial equity and accessibility, the webinar is organized to draw attention to the vast inequities engrained in our society that have been magnified during this crisis.
“In a year that has revealed the depth in inequality and vulnerability for particular communities in London, we hope this event can be both an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the strength of the diverse people who make up the city of London,” says Dr. Allyson Larkin, Associate Professor, Social Justice and Peace Studies Program Coordinator and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Concern.
The webinar, an interactive evening with opportunities for community engagement, questions and artistic performance, will take place virtually, via Zoom. Participants can pre-register for the event.
The event will showcase local leaders and give voice to particular life experiences under the thread of COVID-19. Panelists for the event will include:
- Andrea Jibb, Director of Community Planning, Atlohsa Family Healing Services
- Awâsis, Spoken Word Poet and Lecturer
- Alexandra Kane, Owner of AK Arts Academy
- Nicole Turner, ’16 MSW, RSW
The Centre for Social Concern was established in 1982 and is engaged in research and public awareness around a variety of issues of social justice and peace in Canada and internationally. Consistent with the mission of King’s University College as a Catholic institution of higher learning, the intention of the Centre is to bring issues of poverty, inequality, and other forms of injustice under the scrutiny of social analysis. Prevailing ideologies that help shape social and economic policies are questioned by bringing to bear the latest empirical data and analyses drawn from a variety of alternative publications, as well as the popular press.