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Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Fall 2020: Week 2: From the Streets to the Classroom: Student Activists in the Time of Covid

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Northeastern School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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pubpuAssessing Post-pandemic Recovery Strategies: Relief, Recovery, Renaissance…

Facilitator: Rebecca Riccio, Director, Social Impact Lab

*The Fall 2020 Myra Kraft Open Classroom (MKOC) will be entirely remote. There will be no in-person MKOC events for the fall semester. Registration is not required. 

These events will take place via Zoom Webinar and will be recorded. There have a 500-person limit, so if you are unable to join, please utilize our livestream on Facebook Live.

Whatever the outcome of the November election, the President will assert a new agenda in January, one that focuses on completing unrealized tasks, or one that will bring a new Administration to Washington. Either way, discussion of public policy agenda-setting in a post-pandemic environment will require thoughtful and, at times, provocative discussions throughout this fall.

Mirroring the pandemic’s effect on just about every aspect of life, this fall’s MKOC presentations and dialogue will cover an expanse of topics: values transformation after earlier plagues, public governance, health, art and culture, race, equity, educational access, economics and small business futures, open space and design resilience, economics and financial planning, infrastructure development, housing, transportation, international relationships, politics, and public safety. We’re excited to welcome fresh voices to dialogue on these issues from multiple perspectives.

Week 2: From the Streets to the Classroom: Student Activists in the Time of Covid

Young activists have been leading the call for racial, health, economic, and environmental  justice in the streets, in social media, and on campus. This week’s panelists will feature Northeastern students who are on the front lines of the converging crises looming over their generation and  inspiring them to take action.