Post Pandemic FutureS – Toward a new, more just world
A virus doesn’t seem to care about race, class, gender, nationality and power. Its effect is on everybody. It crosses borders and reminds humanity that we are all living on one planet.
The Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb invites you to the Livestream “Post Pandemic FutureS – Toward a new, more just world” on 6.07.2020, 3 pm (CEST) at www.bpbconnect.eu. To actively participate in the event a Zoom-Meeting will be linked on the website some minutes before the discussion starts.
After months of medical and political responses, months of national and local lockdowns and social distancing, we’re facing massive consequences, which hits us hard.
As this global pandemic effects everybody and each country, it does not hit us the same. As we keep on practicing social distancing to stem this pandemic the distance between the rich and the pool, the included and the excluded, the haves and the have-not is rapidly growing.
Though, times of crisis were always also times of hope and new local community approaches. In times of crisis we reconnect with each other and work towards something new, something more inclusive, more just.
Times of crisis are time of future imaginations, and envisioning a new more just world we want to live in. Especially marginalized communities, and communities with collective experiences of exclusion, racialization and discrimination practice acts of future imaginations as part of community organizing and empowerment.
With experts whose works are grounded in intersectional approaches to community education and empowerment we will discuss various ways of recent responses to consequences and challenges of Covid 19 as well as traditions of crisis responses by NGOs, marginalized and racialized communities worldwide.
With Ingrid LaFleur (South Africa), Deepti Misri (USA) and Saray Gomis (Germany) we will talk about ways and means of tabbing into the knowledge of collective survival, discuss the power of Afrofuturism and what barriers the new of public spaces in the digital might be.
As academics, activists and artists they work based on the premise that the challenges of our (future) times can’t be met with tools and mind set of a past pre-pandemic time.
For further details please check www.bpbconnect.eu.