"Quarantined - Governance, ethics, and uncertainty in early responses to Covid-19 in Uganda": Book Talk with Jimmy Spire Ssentongo
Date: November 8, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
In the wake of Covid-19 control lockdowns, Jimmy was among the very first Ugandans to be placed under institutional quarantine in the country, for 24 days. The government measure was characterised by panic, unpreparedness, violence, gender insensitivity, and corruption. In Quarantined, Jimmy critically chronicles the experiences and his activism in pushing back to government’s exploitation of fear and anxiety. The conversation of this workshop picks from the account of the book for wider reflections on differentiated experiences that situations of panic tend to flatten and silence. It also speaks to ethics in the face of survival threats, both as to what ethics to uphold in uncertainty and how it’s deficiencies may influence outcomes.