In this symposium Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) invites you to join the university community in an exploration of the common experience and varied responses to the pandemic across diverse cultural contexts and perspectives in Nebraska and around the world: NWU’s “Culture, COVID-19, and Conversation” is a three-day event being held virtually on February 23-25, 2021, funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. NWU hopes to promote intercultural understanding among Nebraskans and all participants as it relates to the themes of public health, disease, health care, expectations of communities and governments during a global health emergency, and the way disease and culture intersect in a global health crisis.
The program consists of three parts being held in three different days:
- On Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m. CST, NWU’s Director of International Studies, Gerise Herndon, will moderate “Culture and COVID-19 in an International Comparative Context,” a panel of three humanities scholars with diverse expertise. Join the discussion at this Zoom link.
- On Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. CST, in the panel “Culture and COVID-19 among Immigrant Communities in Nebraska,” representatives from local community organizations will highlight the transnational realities of how the pandemic particularly affects migrants from various cultural contexts. Join this discussion at this Zoom link.
- The series will close with “Navigating College, Culture and Work in the Age of COVID-19” on Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m. CST, when NWU students and alumni with international experience share their unique perspective of learning, researching and working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join this final discussion at this Zoom link.
Visit the “Culture, COVID-19 and Conversation” webpage at nebrwesleyan.edu/cccsymposium for details about the panelists, the full panel descriptions and the links to the virtual events.