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VIRTUAL -- COVID-19's Impact on Health, Housing, Water, and Sanitation: Socioeconomic Rights in Crisis

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
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12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
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The pandemic spotlights and exacerbates socioeconomic inequalities caused by decades of neoliberal policies and failures to invest in social infrastructure. The basic rights to health, housing, and water and sanitation are at risk for millions of people around the world. How can human rights-based approaches ground an effective response to the pandemic now, and build a better world afterwards? Join us for a talk with UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Leilani Farha, community advocate Catherine Flowers (Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice), and activist and epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves (Yale); moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow (Duke). To view the program, visit https://www.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute/speakers-events/covid-19 for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.