June 20, 2021

Event Coverage Highlight

India – Uncovering and Transcending a Catastrophe

As the COVID crisis intensifies in India, claiming 3,000 to 4,000 lives a day, this Zoom webinar will feature Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi, in conversation with Sree Sreenivasan, co-founder of Digimentors and Marshall Loeb Innovation Professor of Journalism at Stony Brook University, to discuss the role of journalists during times of crisis.

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Together, they will examine the emotional toll on those covering conflict, famine and pandemics, and the concept of “Restorative Narratives,” stories that seek to engage readers in responding with empathy and compassion and will invite questions from the Zoom audience.

Amita N. Vyas, PhD, MHS, Professor at the George Washington University (GW) School of Public Health and co-founder of Global India Fund, will also speak to ongoing efforts to provide critical services to those impacted by COVID in India and will explain how viewers can provide assistance.

This event is presented by Creative Visions, an organization founded by OPC member Kathy Eldon, in partnership with The Peace Studio.

Other partner members include the American India Foundation (AIF), Facebook Journalism Project India, Global India Fund, Humanity United, Search for Common Ground, Lawyers Club of Chicago, Peace First, Interfaith Youth Core, Door 38, and PartnersGlobal.