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At home and in school: Supporting children, youth and the adults who care for them during a pandemic

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The 2020-21 York Circle @ Home Lecture Series will begin with a presentation on supporting young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During these unprecedented times, politicians, parents, health professionals and educators are struggling to determine what is best for students heading back to school this fall, whether that’s virtually or in person. In this timely panel session, York University experts will discuss the economic, social, and practical impacts of the pandemic on children, parents and educators in relation to inequities in the current education system.

Assistant Professor Gillian Parekh will explore tensions around education and care for students with disabilities, Assistant Professor Vidya Shah will offer ideas for providing learning engagements focused on relationality, as well as community and critical consciousness, and Professor Stephen Gaetz will speak to the problem of supporting youth experiencing homelessness or who are precariously housed during the pandemic.

Registration is required and can be found here: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jSnJhrxGTVCNS-mhEyFoew.