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The Pandemic Is a Portal: A Conversation with Arundhati Roy

Join this online teach-in with Arundhati Roy, hosted by Imani Perry.

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The Pandemic Is a Portal: A Conversation with Arundhati Roy

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Apr 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt as nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to “normality,” trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality. Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.

We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our av