COVID-19 & Precarious Life GTU Course
This course reflects on the new ways we are navigating and adapting to life, from new vocabularies and rituals to new bodily, social and spatial practices, global and local. The course will challenge the idea of the pandemic as the great equalizer and focus on how COVID-19 has revealed and often intensified racism, global inequalities, inequities and injustices. From food and housing insecurity to lack of access to healthcare and medications, school and education, the course will look at how the pandemic has disproportionately affected Black, Brown, Indigenous and other vulnerable communities.
"As we navigate this pandemic, let us center our interconnectedness by finding ways to serve others and by attending to inequalities, local and global. As we continue to practice self-care, let us also remember and care for the most vulnerable among us with justice, patience, empathy, love, generosity, compassion and kindness."
Click here to continue reading from Dr. Munir Jiwa's April 2020 reflection from the GTU Voices series “Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times: Faith, Resilience, and Community in an Age of Uncertainty.”
Project Contact Info
We welcome and are grateful for the GTU community’s participation in this project, especially students. Please feel free to share any of your ideas, work, and resources by emailing:
Director, Center for Islamic Studies
Academic Centers Admin Assistant
Project Coordinator, Luce Relief Grant Project