The Power of Stories to Shape a COVID Recovery

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The Power of Stories to Shape a COVID Recovery

April 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Power of Stories to Shape a COVID Recovery

Words create worlds. The language we use and stories we tell shape our understanding of the world, and, in doing so, they shape the world itself.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep societal divides and challenged us to reconsider our collective sense of belonging and recognition in society. The way we understand and talk about this story today has the power to propel transformative change towards a more just, equitable and prosperous tomorrow. Will we learn from the pandemic and finally shift the conversation around equity and belonging, or will the history of exclusion repeat itself?

Join Meredith Preston McGhie, secretary general of the Global Centre for Pluralism, and Dr. Malinda Smith, PhD, vice-provost (equity, diversity and inclusion) at UCalgary, to discuss the power of stories and language to shape belonging and a better recovery.

This webinar is part of UCalgary’s Pluralism and Global Citizenship webinar series.

Virtual event | April 13, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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April 13, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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University of Calgary
(403) 220-5110
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