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Rethinking Essential: Business, Work, and Human Rights in the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
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12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
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As society grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, the most vulnerable workers and communities bear the brunt of its immediate and long-term devastating effects, even as they provide essential services to our societies. But can the pandemic also present opportunities to address market failures and position workers' rights as central to a more sustainable, just, and resilient economy? Join us for a talk with Anita Ramasastry (UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights), Alison Kiehl Friedman (ICAR), Kim Cordova (UFCW), and Janhavi Dave (Homenet South Asia); moderated by Aminta Ossom (Harvard) and grounded in the experiences of workers in the food and agricultural sector, and in the informal economy. To view the program, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries 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.