SSA’s Global Focus: COVID-19, Communities, and Citizenship: A View from the Americas

1:30–3:00 am


This panel will be moderated by SSA Assistant Professor Yanilda González. The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the profound inequalities underpinning institutional and social structures the world over, reflected not only in which populations have suffered the brunt of infections and mortality, but also in its far-reaching social and economic disruptions. To what exent have the pandemic and governments' responses to it reflected and reproduced differential access to citizenship rights across different societal groups -- from access to health care and policies to mitigate economic distress, to the ability to engage in civil, political, and social life? As the brunt of this pandemic has now come to be felt most acutely in the Americas, join us for a conversation with advocates and activists from Cali, Chicago, and Port-au-Prince about the impact of COVID-19 on their cities, and the strategies to support affected communities.

Panelists will include: Mark Clements, Chicago Torture Justice Center, U.S.; Emmanuela Douyon, Policite, Haiti; and Vincenta Moreno Hurtado and Mauri Balanta, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro, Colombia.

This program is sponsored by The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) Global Programs, The SSA Dean of Students Office, and the SSA Professional Development Program.

*No CEUs being offered for this program.
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