Masks as a Visual Metaphor for the Pandemic

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July 28 webinar - Unmasking the Pandemic: Masks as a Visual Metaphor of COVID-19

Mark your calendars for our July 28 webinar - Unmasking the Pandemic: Masks as a Visual Metaphor of COVID-19.

The face mask is often positioned by journalists, medical practitioners, politicians, and health authorities as the last defence against viral infection and transmission, in a long list of precautionary procedures and protocols. Although wearing a mask during illness is a widely accepted practice in some cultures, in western culture such tradition does not exist. The mask has become a visual signifier and a visual metaphor for the pandemic. A new normal has arrived.

But, on the other hand, has much changed?

Join us for a panel discussion with professors Dr. Zhenyi Li, Dr. Chaseten Remillard and Olaolu Adeleye, and current MA in Professional Communications student, Michelle Tsutsumi, as they explore and reveal a different set of paradoxes raised by the mask.

We hope to see many of our RRU community members there!

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time: noon - 1:30 p.m. (PDT)

Register now to join in this dynamic conversation!