The health and economic impacts of the covid-19 pandemic have spun our world on its axis. What was ‘normal’ before the covid-19 crisis hit is unlikely to ever be the same ‘normal’ again. In this contribution to the discussions taking place across progressive left communities at present, Dr Sue Bradford, Community Educator with Kotare Research and Education for Social Change in Aotearoa, explores some of the opportunities she sees opening in front of us to imagine together a vision for this country which moves us not only post-covid but also post-capitalism and post-colonialism; and to share some ideas about how we might invigorate our work within and across some of the sectoral, geographical, academic/activist and other differences which too often divide and weaken our efforts. On its own, imagining a better future is never enough, although a vision that inspires is essential to creating change.
Bio: Dr Sue Bradford, Community Educator with Kotare Research and Education for Social Change in Aotearoa, former longtime unemployed workers’ rights activist and Green MP (1999 – 2009).
Dr. Sue is CARE’s first ActivistInResidence at Massey University
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