As a global society, we find ourselves in an unprecedented time and collectively facing the upheaval of life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries all across the globe are asking citizens to self-isolate and implementing ‘Shelter in Place’ orders.

The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness is dedicated to building connectedness within and between communities and overcoming social isolation. At a time where we are being called to physically distance ourselves from one another, we must work together to ensure meaningful social connections and the ability of every person to exercise their basic human rights and lead a fulfilling life.

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Gender Equity in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

To mark Women’s History Month, SCSC’s Kim Samuel alongside colleague and SCSC Global Symposia speaker, Rehmah Kasule, co-authored a piece about gender issues in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kim Samuel & Panelists Discussion on Older People’s Rights – UN Side Event

On Monday, March 29 at 1:15 PM (EDT), Kim Samuel and panelists spoke on the rights of older people and how current practices fall short in protecting them.

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Collective Power in the Midst of Collective Unknowns

At SCSC we hope to contribute to the collective action and conversation around fostering belonging and combating social isolation.

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International Women’s Day – #ChooseToChallenge

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize and celebrate women’s achievements.

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