In today’s Third Space Connection, we’ll consider how Albert Camus'  The Plague  advocates for Third Space values, including decency, solidarity and resistance, during an epidemic such as the coronavirus outbreak.

Camus’ main character states, “There's no question of heroism in all this. It's a matter of common decency.” We too believe that decency—showing respect for and acting with care toward all individuals—is key to overcoming challenges from a pandemic to systemic oppression.  

Solidarity and resistance are also important themes for Camus, as they are for us at The Third Space. For one part of society to thrive, all parts must thrive. To successfully fight against any wrong, whether natural or manmade, requires us to all work together. 
In  The Plague , the disease is the great equalizer—it can affect anyone regardless of background. It highlights the fact that we are all in the same boat, a fact that many often forget. However, we at The Third Space are working toward a world where fulfillment, respect, and recognition are also available to all equally. 
Here are some articles on Camus and the coronavirus to check out:

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