The ‘Imagine’ project, implemented by The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, is an educational program on anti-racism and peace education in Cyprus that was recently awarded the “GENE Global Education Award 2020/2021: Quality and good practice in Global Education across Europe.”
This Corona Connection, inspired by an article by Nancy Sylvester, invites reflections on two viruses: COVID-19 and racism. First, what can we learn from the compassion and tenacity of Dr. Anthony Fauci? Second, what can be learned from the painfully exposed virus of racism that has infected the moral integrity of our country since its origins?
Social media has changed the way we communicate. It offers valuable opportunities for connection but at the same time segregates people into social ‘bubbles’ that echo and legitimise one’s own opinions. Peace education and digital literacy can be combined to transform the internet into a more positive and hopeful space.