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In this week's Digest:

Are We At A Turning Point? PASCAL and the Pandemic | Josef Konvitz

Written by Josef Konvitz on Jun 09, 2020 07:34 am

Everybody wants to do something. Op-Ed pieces arrive daily, written by young and old alike, people who are world-famous and people you never heard of, embracing the pandemic for the opportunity it provides to bring about radical change. I have not made a list, but I would bet that most put global climate change and social justice as the most urgent priorities, ahead of the resolution of local crises in Africa or the Middle East with the potential to cause a world war. Some of us are more concerned to prevent bad things from happening – power grabs by authoritarians would be the top of my list, followed by another round of austerity cuts to education and health  – rather than to make good things happen; perhaps I can be forgiven, being an historian.

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Invitation to GNLC COVID-19 webinars | Wednesday 10 June: Human/civil rights (13h CET), Arab states' education response to COVID-19 (11h CET)

Written by David Atchoarena on Jun 08, 2020 09:27 am
Start: Jun 10 2020 11:00
End: Jun 10 2020 14:00
Timezone: Europe/Berlin
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) cordially invites you to webinars on human/civil rights (13h CET), Arab states' education response to COVID-19 (11h CET):

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Mental Health and Wellbeing: Keep the dialogue going

Written by Denise Reghenzani-Kearns on Jun 08, 2020 08:46 am

Following the release of the PASCAL EcCoWell 2 paper on "Promoting mental health and well-being in EcCoWell2 communities | Stimulus paper" (2020, Kearns, P. & Lido, C.), a useful Zoom discussion was held on 28 May 2020 involving participants in the EcCoWell 2 Community Recovery Program.

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We are not in the same boat - Shirley Walters

Written by Shirley Walters on Jun 07, 2020 10:19 am

“We may be in the same storm, but we’re not in the same boat!” was the assertion from a community activist from a working-class area in Cape Town. We are all under `lockdown` during Novel Corona Virus pandemic – the virus does not differentiate between rich and poor, women or men – we are all vulnerable to COVID-19 which may cause ill health and possible death.

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Black Lives Matter. | Placemaking Weekly

Written by Mike Osborne on Jun 07, 2020 10:10 am

This newsletter from the Project for Public Spaces connects people who share a passion for public spaces to ideas and issues, news, quotes, places, and events from the placemaking movement. In this edition, we address the issues surrounding the death of George Floyd:

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Australian Journal of Adult Education - Vol 60, Number 1, April 2020

Written by Henrik Steenberg on Jun 05, 2020 10:31 am

Promoting critical thinking and research in the field of adult learning as well as the theory, research and practice of adult and community education, here is the latest edition of the Australian Journal of Adult Education:

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