The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted almost every aspect of life as we knew it. Existing structural inequalities were highlighted, and often exacerbated, while ‘COVID-normal’ is asking us to take radically different approaches to the ways we live and work. What can we learn from the crisis phase of the pandemic? And can we use those lessons to craft a vision for ‘life after’ that is more equal, sustainable and resilient than ‘life before?’.
The webinar brought together six diverse leaders and thinkers to present short talks on their take on new and emerging human rights issues and how we should respond.
Sandro Demaio, CEO, Vic Health
Indi Clarke, Executive Officer, Koorie Youth Council
Lyn Morgain, CEO, Oxfam Australia
Lizzie O’Shea, Chair, Digital Rights Watch
Vishaal Kishore, Director, RMIT Health Transformation Lab
Edie Shepherd, Senior Organiser, Original Power
New frontiers was facilitated by Catherine Dixon, Executive Director, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Equality talks is the Commission’s event series that focuses on understanding and applying equal opportunity and human rights principles in our everyday lives.