The ongoing crisis caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus has caused unprecedented uncertainty in many parts of the world. But even in these uncertain times, it is important that we stay politically engaged. To support and complement the great work done by activists, movements and communities across South Africa and beyond, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is launching a video series to grapple with the political economy of health, social and political history of pandemics, what organising looks like under these conditions and what creativity and imagination can offer us in these testing times.
The series has five episodes, each anchored by a speaker who will give a 25-30 minutes input followed by discussion. We will share the login details and a short text for reading before each episode.
Episode 1: The political economy of health: what Covid-19 tells us.
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
13h00 – 14h30
*Dinat is a Johannesburg-based medical doctor. Linked to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in the late 1990s, she initiated the first clinic for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a public health setting. Until 2011, Dinat taught at the University of the Witwatersrand medical school.
More details about eps. 2, 3, 4 and 5 will follow.
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