States of Inequality: Pivot's Response to COVID-19

WEBINAR: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

COVID-19 has had an unquestionable impact on our society. Yet, even before the threat of COVID-19, many communities were no strangers to multiple states of overlapping public health and safety emergencies. Whether a 4-year-old opioid crisis due to a poisoned drug supply, a many decades-old affordable housing disaster, the incessant public safety emergency that is institutional racism and police violence, or the systemic neglect of sex workers, people with lived and living experiences of these emergencies have been persistently fighting the inherent inequalities in our system. Despite the additional impact COVID-19 has had, we continue to stand alongside the communities we serve by challenging laws and policies that enshrine inequality, and further complicate their health, safety and human rights.

Join Pivot for an evening webinar to hear about our work under COVID-19.

Hosted by Naomi Moses, Vice Chair of Pivot Legal Society, Pivot staff will discuss COVID-19’s impacts on our campaign areas: homeless peoples’ rights, drug policy, sex workers' rights, and criminalization & police accountability; to what extent COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality and/or allowed for gains in our areas of work; and what are necessary next steps in our fight for justice.


Territorial welcome by Wendy Nahanee of Culture Saves Lives

Anna Cooper - Staff Lawyer, Homeless Peoples’ Rights

Caitlin Shane - Staff Lawyer, Drug Policy

Kerry Porth - Sex Work Policy Consultant

Meenakshi Mannoe - Criminalization & Police Accountability Campaigner

There will be a brief Q&A section for participant questions.

This event is free but requires an RSVP.

We rely on your support to fund the work we do. Please consider a donation of $10, or more if you are able.


We recognize that Pivot's work takes place on stolen land of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We are grateful for Indigenous peoples’ continuous relationship to this land and are committed to learning to work in solidarity as accomplices in shifting the colonial default.

Accessibility, Technology, and Privacy

We will provide ASL Interpretation for the webinar. If you have other accessibility needs, please contact Kristin Cheung at [email protected]

Registration and Password

A password to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email, on the day of the event.

Technology requirements

This session will be presented in a webinar format. Participants will be able to view speakers only and will not have capability to share screen.  To participate and view the webinar, you will need either a laptop, computer, or smartphone and to listen, you will need speaker or headphones. 

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are using GotoWebinar and will be following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable End-to-End-Encrption (E2EE)
  • The webinar may be recorded and be shared upon request

To protect your own privacy, we remind you that whatever you say during the Q&A portion may be recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others or say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event’s accessibility or privacy, feel free to connect with Kristin Cheung at [email protected].

July 07, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7pm
Link to GoToWebinar will be sent on July 7
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