Six Feet Apart Podcast
University of Toronto Laidlaw Scholars discuss COVID-19's impact on Black Lives Matter, Education, Essential Workers, and other aspects of society.
Although we may be in isolation, our world is developing at a faster pace than ever before. This is the perfect time for students to sit down and reflect on how various parts of their lives and the lives of others are changing throughout quarantine. On Six Feet Apart, we do just that. Join Joelle Weir, Ahmed Khaldoon, Cassandra Minot, and myself as we analyze a different topic and talk to students, experts, and individuals with unique lived experiences every other week.
Episode 1: Do Black Lives Matter During a Pandemic? In this episode, we talk to BLM activists from Kenya, Australia, and the United States to understand how protests have unfolded internationally and how the unequal impact of COVID-19 on racial minorities highlights the need for change.
Episode 2: (Dis)Connected: Education During Covid-19 (Parts 1 & 2) In this two-part episode, we first explore the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 schools through the eyes of teachers and administrators. We switch gears to higher education in the second part and get a chance to hear from Dawn Geronimo Terkla, an Associate Provost of Tufts University.
Episode 3: Essential Now & Essential Always In our most recent episode, we compare the experiences of essential workers through interviews with food service employees and a front-line healthcare worker. Further, we discuss Canada's call to action for asylum seekers and immigrants to work on the front-lines and contemplate these workers' unequal treatment.
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