Pandemic and politics: centring the grassroots

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 19:30's politics webinars share stories and insights of interest to progressive communities.

Our last episode in the "rabble takes on Ottawa" webinar series focused on grassroots critical thinking on the COVID-19 pandemic, centring the experiences of workers and marginalized voices, and how to embrace this new future together.

And hundreds of you tuned in and shared more questions than we had time to address! So much that we will continue this discussion on May 5, 7:30 p.m. EST.

We welcome back parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg; former NDP deputy leader and author of Outside In: A Political Memoir, Libby Davies; regular guests Winnipeg Centre MP Leah Gazan, and CCPA senior economist David Macdonald, as well as new special guest, executive director of Foodshare Toronto, Paul Taylor.

Our next discussion will focus on the issues of the food chain and food security, as well as how the pandemic affects racialized and Indigenous communities in a disproportionate way. Our panelists will do their best to address some of the questions you shared and will be taking new ones.

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