20 July 2020
Social inclusion is a topic is taken from the program for the PCST conference originally planned for May 2020, and which is now taking place in May 2021. The heightened awareness and intensified discussions arising the differential effects and communication about COVID-19 has made this topic timely and even more relevant. The webinar is intended to stimulate ideas that can be explored further at PCST2020+1.
Chair of the PCST2020+1 Program Committee, Jenni Metcalfe chairs this discussion.
Emily Dawson, of University College London, will lead the discussion in the webinar. She will also be a plenary speaker on inclusion in science communication at PCST2020+1. Emily is the author of Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning published by Routledge in 2019.
There will be brief responses to Emily’s presentation, and introduction of new aspects of the overall theme from:
*Andrés Roldan, director of the Medellin (Colombia) science centre, Parque Explora, also a plenary speaker at PCST2020+1. Andrés has developed programmes that address marginalised communities
*Noni Mumba, head of community engagement at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust medical research programme in Kenya. Noni works to ensure that different communities are engaged in an appropriate manner, building mutual understanding across health research communities;
*Luisa Massarani, Coordinator of the National Institute of Public Communication of Science and Technology, Brazil, and of the Masters in Science Communication at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Luisa was the principal host of the 2014 PCST conference, which was themed Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement.
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