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CO Rising’s Online Solidarity Symposium #2 (RESCHEDULED)
August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CO Rising’s Online Solidarity Symposium #2: The intersection of climate, healthcare & education
Join a diverse panel of experts for the 2nd in a 5-part web series to discuss the connection between the climate and health crisis, addressing inequalities, and how we can stand together to fight for change. Throughout the online discussion, we’ll be answering questions and using interactive audience polls.
Each upcoming webinar will include a discussion on how the climate and health crisis intersect with social justice issues including education, immigration, elections, and the economy.
- Date: August 11, 2020
- Time: 6:30PM
- Join on Facebook Live: TBA
- Join on Zoom: TBA
- Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/210809173302171/Symposium #2: The intersection of climate, healthcare & education
The COVID pandemic exposed how vulnerable our education system is to unexpected disruption. Entire school districts, teachers and staff members, students, and parents were not prepared for a sudden shift to educating from home instead of the classroom.
With a second wave of COVID expected this fall, schools will have to function differently in order to provide a quality education that maintains safety for students, teachers and staff. Yet, many students in rural and underserved communities may not have consistent or stable internet access or home computers, in order to access online learning.
Similar to COVID and the impacts of climate change, cuts to funding and resources for our schools disproportionately impact marginalized communities and communities of color. With the potential for more pandemics and unpredictable weather extremes that may cause unexpected school closures, how do we build a resilient and equitable education system in the age of global pandemics and climate chaos?
THANK YOU TO OUR CO-SPONSORS:
American Indian Academy of Denver
First Tuesday Action Group
Healthcare for All Colorado Foundation
Herbal Gardens Wellness
System Change Not Climate Change – Colorado
The Climate Mobilization – Colorado
Our Revolution Denver