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August 20, 2021

Sex and the Pandemic: The Weaponization of Safety

Hosted by Ryerson University

A Speaker Series organized by Ricky Varghese (May – October 2021) Hosted by the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University

Sex and Contagion, or White Fragility (on Safe) Damon R. Young (UC Berkeley)

The “Good” Coronavirus Citizen, The “COVIDIOT”, and the Privilege of #StayAtHome Benjamin Weil (University College London)

A Queer Theory of Benign Respiratory Variations Jean-Thomas Tremblay (New Mexico State University)


ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided. The talk will be held online and recorded over Zoom. Please email avital.cherniawsky@ryerson.ca to discuss any access needs or inquiries.


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