From Crisis to a New Politics of Care |Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 4:00 PM EST
Covid-19 has shone all too bright a light onto the problems that beset health and social care. Yet, even before the pandemic, it was clear our health and well-being was far from guaranteed. Years of neoliberal restructuring, austerity measures, the pursuit of profit as well as structural racism have created devastating vulnerabilities and entrenched profound inequalities in the access to care that go hand in hand with a systemic devaluation of the work of caring.
Join Emma Dowling, author of The Care Crisis, Gregg Gonsalves and Amy Kapczynski, contributors to the Boston Review’s The Politics of Care: From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, to discuss the causes and consequences of the deepening care crisis in the US and the UK and the possibilities for establishing a new politics of care and for building new infrastructures of care that are rooted in social solidarity and well-being for all.
Emma Dowling is a sociologist and political economist currently based at the University of Vienna. She’s previously lived and worked in Britain and she has been active in feminist and global justice movements.
Gregg Gonsalves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health, Faculty Co-Director of the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership, a core faculty member of the Yale Public Health Modeling Unit and a long-time advocate for health justice and access to medicines both globally and locally.
Amy Kapczynski is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Faculty Co-Director of the Law and Political Economy Project and the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership, and a long-time advocate for health justice and access to medicines both globally and locally.
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