Talkshow: Neo-Viralism

Sunday, May 16 at 4 p.m.

‘Neo-viralism’ is a cool term we borrowed from French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, who uses it to show how the COVID-19 pandemic is a magnifying glass for the crises besetting neo-liberalism. We are not all in this together. In this webinar, we will discuss determinants of health, intensified xenophobia, and the impacts of COVID on marginalized communities. Dr. Laura Penny will host three expert panelists: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnson Chair in Black Canadian Studies in the Faculty of Medicine and associate professor at Dalhousie University, Dr. Hamza Karam Ally, faculty fellow in the Foundation Year Program and instructor in the Contemporary Studies Program, and Dr. Ryan Conrad, an activist, artist, and cultural studies scholar who specializes in film, media, and HIV/AIDS. This will be a lively and vital discussion and one you won’t want to miss! Join our webinar at 4 p.m. AST on May 16 to tune into this Plague Sunday talkshow.

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