Women* + COVID: The Inequity of the Impact of this Pandemic on Women* – A SVIVAH Conversation

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Organization: SVIVAH
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Not only are we living through the anxiety of a global pandemic, but women* are disproportionately feeling like complete failures. More than any other population, women* are leaving the workforce, experiencing depression, reporting mental health struggles. We want to understand why.

The Blue Dove Foundation, The Gender Equity In Hiring Project, and SVIVAH are partnering again to gather us for this continued conversation that needs to be happening. We are all experiencing this global crisis in relative isolation, and we are sorely missing the communal processing of this experience. Whether you were with us in August or not — join us now.

We are thrilled to be joined by Katherine Goldstein, award-winning journalist and expert in the stuggles of the modern working woman*. Katherine’s recent research is dedicated to unpacking the systemic failures of American society that women* have been trained to internalize as their own inadequacies and failings. She is also researching how communities of support develop to combat these system failures.

In conversation with Katherine, we will look at our own experience of these past ten months, what the media has convinced us about our personal “failures” and their recommended “pathways to success”, and unpack how women* in America are subjected to a system designed to keep our success and thriving elusive to the point of almost unattainable.

It is essential that we come together over this. If this pandemic is going to “set women back for years”, we’d better start rallying around each other.

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Cost: Free -- donations most welcomed to help us show respect to our esteemed scholars and educators

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Ariele Mortkowitz