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The Impact of COVID-19 on North Philadelphia: Community Perspectives (The Politics of Yellow Fever series)

Mon, Aug 24, 2020 | 6:00 pm

COVID-19 brought with it many new challenges and exacerbated many older ones. Join us for a panel discussion focused on how this pandemic has impacted North Philadelphia. Panelists will speak to the impact of the switch to online learning in a community without universal internet access, of the disruption to social networks due to the closing of local churches, and of the increased challenges in accessing healthy food. They will not only address the challenges, but will speak to the novel ways in which the North Philadelphia community has come together to creatively meet them. 

This program will be presented via Zoom. On the day of the program, use this link to join: https://temple.zoom.us/j/92729400305

This event is presented in conjunction with the Health Sciences Libraries online presentation of the Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America exhibit sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. The exhibit was initially intended to make a stop at Temple University’s Ginsburg Health Sciences Library during September 2020. In light of the coronavirus pandemic traveling exhibits were paused.  The relevance of the topic to the current situation is clear and we decided to move ahead with a local virtual exhibit, workshops and speaker events.

Please contact Jenny Pierce, jenny.pierce@temple.edu, with questions.