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Community Engagement in Covid-19: A Practitioner-Led Panel

Thursday April 29, 2021 3:00-4:30 EST Learn how community-engaged practitioners working across the fields of participatory research, participatory visual methods, community arts, and community facilitation have adapted their participatory work and facilitation to online and remote contexts, and the unique ethical and pedagogical opportunities and tensions that arise. There will also be opportunities to network with others. This event is open to students, community-engaged practitioners, community artists, participatory researchers, and anyone interested in the field. Register by eventbrite to receive a Zoom link to join the webinar.


  • Dr. Ananya Banerjee, Assistant Professor, School of Population & Global Health, McGill University

  • Khari McClelland, Creative Facilitator and Musician

  • Jessica Bleuer, Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitator, Registered Drama Therapist and Lecturer, Concordia University

  • Dr. Lori Chambers, Community health researcher and post-doctoral fellow, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

  • Adam Barrett, Program Coordinator at East End Arts, and playwright, performer, producer, and projection designer

  • Moderated by: Dr Sarah Switzer, Popular Educator, Participatory Researcher and Post-doctoral fellow, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

The event will be recorded, with closed-captioning.

This event is co-sponsored by the Youth Research Lab at OISE, Neighbourhood Arts Network, the Centre for Community Partnerships, Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention at New College, and a group of community-engaged practitioners working across community and academic fields. The event is funded by the New College Initiatives Fund (NCIF) at New College, University of Toronto.

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