Plenary: The Realities We Face—Social Inequality and Natural Hazards in a Time of Pandemic

Mon. 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT

The first step in advancing active hope is to take a clear view of reality. This session will do exactly that by featuring a range of experts who will speak to the many compound hazards and cascading crises that we currently face. From the public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ever-present natural hazard threats, many of the realities we face are grim. But people are also rising up and coming together to respond to deeply embedded social and racial inequalities—that, too, is part of our present reality. Each speaker will have ten minutes to share their perspective on our situation and convey their hopes for the future. The audience will also be invited to contribute their views on the present condition of our world.

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