Making Change with COVID: Possibilities

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
Online! Free registration

The Nexus Centre cordially invites you and interested community members to attend an international roundtable event, Making Change with COVID: Possibilities for Learning and Living. Memorial University’s Nexus Centre for Humanities and Social Science Research is hosting this virtual event and featuring a cast of interdisciplinary speakers on global health, pandemic folklore, rural futures and gender.

Event Details:

What:                  Making Change with COVID: Possibilities for Learning and Living

When:                 Wednesday, November 25 from 7pm to 9pm

Where:               Online

Cost:                   Free

Speakers:          Sophie Harman from London, United Kingdom (@DrSophieHarman)

Andrea Kitta from Greenville, North Carolina (@AndreaKitta)

Ashleigh Weeden from Guelph, Ontario (@ashleighweeden)

Michael Orsini from Ottawa, Ontario (@orsinimichael)

Moderators:        Local historian Ainsley Hawthorn and CBC journalist Andrew Hawthorn, (co-hosts of the Apocalypse Then podcast).


RSVP:               Registration is online at:


Questions the roundtable will address include:

  • What can communities change as we acknowledge the imbalance of COVID impacts on women?

  • What are the dangers of mobilizing the notion of resilience as a response to pandemics?
  • How could our responses to COVID shape the futures of rural spaces?
  • How have pandemics changed the social world throughout history and what could we learn from them?

Contact: Dr. Isabelle Côté, Nexus Director
Telephone number: (709) 864-8174
Email address: