The City Imagines: No More Normal

22jul7:00 pm8:00 pmThe City Imagines: No More NormalErica Ifill, Nora Loreto, Ethan Lou, and Shree Paradkar

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The past 18 months of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic have been harrowing, with harms unevenly distributed to those most vulnerable in our society. This global phenomenon has also increased calls to action change in the institutions that shape our lives. How do we reflect on what has transpired, and move forward in a new way? What is coming next? Join journalists and writers Shree Paradkar, Nora Loreto, and Ethan Lou in conversation with Erica Ifill for their take.


Erica Ifill

Erica Ifill is an activist and economist-turned-entrepreneur who founded 2 businesses determined to address our most pressing political, technological and societal issues from an equity perspective: the Bad + Bitchy podcast, which focuses on politics and society, and Not In My Colour, focusing on technology and digital media.

Erica is also columnist for The Hill Times, where she writes about federal politics, and whose additional bylines include: Macleans, Policy Options and the Globe and Mail.

Ethan Lou

Ethan Lou’s Field Notes from a Pandemic was named among the CBC’s best domestic nonfiction of 2020 and shortlisted for Kobo’s emerging writer prize. Lou’s next book, Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West, a narrative nonfiction, will be released in October of 2021.

Nora Loreto

Nora Loreto is a writer and activist based in Quebec City. She is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. Her next book, Take Back The Fight (Fernwood) will be published in October, 2020. Nora has been tracking COVID-19 deaths in residential care, nightly, for over four months.

Shree Paradkar

Shree Paradkar, a Toronto Star race and gender columnist, is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. Shree, who is also the Star’s first internal ombud, has been a journalist in Bangalore, Mumbai, Singapore and Toronto.

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