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EVENT: Learning from the Pandemic: Possibilities and Challenges for Mothers and Families

This event is now closed.

May 3, 2022

This event is now closed.

In person and online

On May 6, 2022, the Executive Director of the Vanier Institute, Dr. Margo Hilbrecht (PhD), will be giving a keynote presentation at the conference Learning from the Pandemic: Possibilities and Challenges for Mothers and Families.

Organized by York University, Mothers Matter Centre, and Demeter Press, this event will bring together scholars, practitioners, and activists to explore the impact of the pandemic on mothers and families around the world while considering strategies for the post-COVID climb-out. Combining multidisciplinary and intersectional perspectives, it will examine the impact of the pandemic on mothers’ wellbeing, and care and wage labour in the context of employment, schooling, resettlement, and family relationships.

Learning from the Pandemic: Possibilities and Challenges for Mothers and Families offers a unique opportunity to learn from researchers, frontline workers, and those most affected by the pandemic about the diverse impacts of COVID-19 on notions of motherhood across the globe. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to address the needs of families as societies and economies emerge from the pandemic across wide and diverse areas and perspectives.

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