Spotlight on Care: One Year of COVID-19

11:00am-12:00pm CT Thursday, March 11, 2021 Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art; with support from the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

It has been a year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic. Associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration Ward Lyles studies and teaches about disasters, policy, and people, and he has observed how local responses to COVID have repeated many of the system failures seen in disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Maria.

Discussion will include questions like: How has (and hasn’t) COVID fundamentally altered our lives? How we can build community in this new ‘normal’? What types of compassionate leadership are we observing at the grassroots level to meet current need? What types of compassionate leadership remain absent, and where might we look for that leadership--or create it ourselves?

Link to Zoom Registration.

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Discussion