Panel: The Coloniality of Coronavirus with Ajay Parasram, Connie Sorio and Syed Hussan

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Coloniality of Coronavirus

Hosted by NB Media Co-op
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
NB Media Co-op ZOOM online
As coronavirus spreads, numerous inequalities and injustices are being exposed. Indigenous communities are warning of how unabated resource extraction threatens to expose them to coronavirus and further structural violence. As borders close to combat the disease, temporary foreign workers face special challenges. Migrants are still sitting in Canada’s prisons, considered hotbeds of infection for coronavirus. Join a panel to learn more about the coloniality of coronavirus and what is being done to combat inequalities and promote a more just pandemic/post-pandemic response.


Ajay Parasram is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of International Development Studies and History at Dalhousie University on unceded Mi’kmaq Territory. Ajay will discuss how the coronavirus exacerbates the colonial matrix of power by way of laying bare the inhumanity of 21st century capitalist and settler-colonial ethics.

Syed Hussan is the executive director of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and a member of the Migrant Rights Network. Hussan will discuss the status of immigrant detention in Canada and what is being done to protect migrants in a time of COVID.

Connie Sorio is a migrant community activist and seasoned organizer with KAIROS. She is an advocate for the rights and welfare of temporary foreign workers in Canada, particularly those under the Live-in Caregiver Program. She will speak about the situation of temporary foreign workers in New Brunswick and Canada.

Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00pm (Atlantic Time)

By Zoom:

Meeting ID: 857 7210 9834
Password: 875534

By telephone: +15873281099 or +16473744685
Same meeting ID and password as above.

Presented by the Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies and the NB Media Co-op.

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