Past Event

Parenting in Pandemic

March 8, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Description

The coronavirus pandemic inaugurated a global shift to online learning, working, and socializing. This event considers the immediate and longterm effects such a move has on parents and on forms of mothering in particular. Our panelists will discuss the history, theory, and data of mother's health decision making and pandemic-related disruptions to the family, as well as of familial navigation of disability, education, and adaptive digital devices. What social, cultural, economic, legislative structures shape this moment? What makes this moment new for families and for mothers especially? What will mothers do and why in the familial and digital times ahead? Please join us to discuss what is as much the story of motherhood, subject to the digital age, as the story of the digital age, subject to motherhood.

Event Speakers

Please visit the event webpage for the full speaker list. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; RSVP required. Please visit the event webpage or email [email protected] for additional information. 

Hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities and co-sponsored with the Motherhood and Technology Working Group at Columbia University.