While the pandemic upended the world of work for all of us, it also highlighted disparities in risk, wages, and stability for workers across sectors. Frontline employees throughout the pandemic have often been the first to face cutbacks and low-wages, while also disproportionately carrying the burden of risk to exposure. Make no mistake, for the care, agriculture, and service industries, as well as so many others, these disparities have always existed and work has consistently been undervalued. How might we reimagine work with a view to better equity post-COVID?
Climate change, a pandemic, inequality, all demand that we examine the economic systems and structures we are operating within. In this time of unprecedented change, how might we reimagine work?
Given the ever-more connected world we live in, how should we reimagine the economy?
Examine new ways to think about work in light of the changes prompted by the pandemic.
Examine the way race interacts with structures of power, and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives.