Navigating Information and Race in the Era of COVID-19 Symposium

Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-4 May 2022 | 09:00 to 17:00 EDT

York University | Virtual via Zoom

This event is open to the public.
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This symposium advances multidisciplinary, transcultural and transnational understandings of how disinformation affects Canada’s vulnerable groups, including marginalized, minority, and indigenous communities, when accurate and bias-free health and anti-racism messages on the Internet become more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 to 2022. It consists of featured papers, panel presentations, roundtable discussion, open forum and a focus group meeting to discuss the conclusions and recommendations for future direction. The participants include senior scholars, emerging academics, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as community and business leaders whose work leads them to focus on cross-cultural encounters, information movements across borders, processes of displacement and historical change. In addition to Toronto-based participants, presenters and audience can attend the symposium nationally and globally through virtual conferencing technology.

The symposium program is available at this link.

This symposium is generously supported by: York University Libraries, Osgoode Hall Law School, York Centre for Asian Research, Canadian Studies Program and Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, and Justin Poy Agency. The symposium is organized by Jack Leong, Norda Bell, Kalina Grewal, Thumeka Mgwigwi and Sharon Wang from York University.