The People’s Dialogue has started to host a number of webinars to take forward our approach and perspective that the coronavirus is both a symptom and factor of the intensifying crisis of civilization. It is exposing all the pre-existing fault lines of the global capitalist system, not least the interrelated and increasingly interacting spheres of the climate emergency and ecological breakdown with the crisis ridden global economy. Last week (April 22), we hosted our first webinar which focused on “COVID-19 in the Age of Extractivism & Climate Change”.
On April 29, our next webinar will focus “COVID-19 in the Age of Extractivism and the Care Economy – Voices from the South“. The focus is to raise some of the hidden themes particularly by examining the crisis through a feminist lens, examining the impact and implications for social reproduction, the specific impact on women in the care economy, impact on women in the informal sector and the role women play in the health system.
Two presenters and a moderator on a conversation. The first speaker is Gina Vargas, from Articulacion Feminista MarcoSur, the second speaker is Shalmali Guttal from Focus on the South, and the moderator is Mercia Andrews from South African.