UChicago 2021 Summer Institute for Educators: Global and Local Inequities: Reflections of the COVID-19 Pandemic

WhenJune 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Event Websitehttps://educatoroutreach.uchicago.edu/educator-programs/2021-summer-institute-for-educators/
Contact InformationCenter for East Asian Studies (CEAS)
DescriptionThis multi-day virtual conference for educators brings together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital educational resources created by Pulitzer Center and UChicago to highlight global and local inequalities that COVID-19 has exacerbated. From the quelling of Hong Kong’s protest movement to the healthcare crisis among undocumented migrants in Bosnia-Herzegovina and issues of governance in the Arab world, conference sessions will explore the far-reaching impacts of the global pandemic on pre-existing disparities across the world.

The kick-off event features a special panel discussion (9:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.) with journalists Kristen Schorsch, Mariah Woelfel, and María Inés Zamudio from WBEZ on their project, Tracking the Vaccine: Eye on Equity in Chicago and Illinois. Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has killed more than twice as many Black Chicagoans as white residents. The positivity rate for Latinos is more than double that of the next-highest racial group. And despite those data, white residents have gotten more sought-after coronavirus tests than either group. The project explores whether the groups that were disproportionately hit by the contagion end up receiving their share. This community-powered project combines explanatory, utility-based content with accountability journalism to report on vaccines and vaccine distribution in the Chicago communities that have been most hurt by the pandemic, centering community voices throughout the reporting.

The panel will be followed by a workshop (1:00 - 3:10 p.m.) on Leveraging Journalism Skills and COVID-19 Reporting in the Classroom with the Pulitzer Center.

The 2021 Summer Institute for Educators is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and it is presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. These series are made possible through generous support from Title VI National Resource Center grants from the United States Department of Education.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Conferences, International
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.