Webinar: Building an internationalist response to Coronavirus

01 ဧပြီလ 2020 - Event

TNI is glad to invite you to this free webinar on Wednesday, 1 April at 4pm (CET) with Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (2017) as well as experts on public health systems and activists on the frontlines responding to the crisis in the Global South.
Update: The recording of the webinar is now available here: https://www.tni.org/en/article/video-recording-webinar-on-building-an-internationalist-response-to-covid-19.

Date
01 ဧပြီလ 2020
Time
16:00 - 17:30 CET
Organizer(s)
  • Alternative Information Development Centre
  • Focus on the Global South
  • Transnational Institute (TNI)

Images from Italy of the army unloading coffins, exhausted doctors and fearful citizens in ever more countries have shocked the world and pushed even recalcitrant politicians into action.

But the real health disaster could still be ahead of us as the pandemic spreads in countries in the Global South, impoverished by decades of policies of neoliberal austerity, with weak public health systems and people already in highly precarious conditions. It will not be enough to respond at only a community or national level. How can social movements mobilise an internationalist response?

TNI is glad to invite you to this free webinar on Wednesday, 1 April at 4pm (CET) with Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (2017) as well as experts on public health systems and activists on the frontlines responding to the crisis in the Global South. Come and learn about the situation in South Africa, India and Mexico, the national and international social structures that make this pandemic so deadly, and the political agenda we will need to confront it and build the just world that can prevent future pandemics and guarantee health and dignity for all.

The meeting will be recorded and published on Youtube.

Register to receive an invite and link to the webinar. If you are unable to attend at the specific time, register anyway as that will ensure you receive a direct link to the recording.

 

Presenters

  • Sonia Shah, award-winning investigative science journalist and author of Pandemic: Tracking contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (2017).
  • Luis Ortiz Hernandez, public health professor in UAM-Xochimilco, Mexico. Expert on social and economic health inequities.
  • Benny Kuruvilla, Head of India Office, Focus on the Global South, working closely with Forum For Trade Justice.
  • Mazibuko Jara, Deputy Director, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, helping to coordinate a national platform of civic organisations in South Africa to confront COVID-19.
  • Umyra Ahmad, Advancing Universal Rights and Justice Associate, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Malaysia

4pm (CET), Wednesday 1 April


This webinar is organised by Transnational Institute and co-sponsored by Alternative Information and Development Centre, South Africa and Focus on the Global South/Asia.