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Fighting for Equality during a Pandemic.

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Fighting for Equality during a Pandemic.

Description (Dublin Core)

Back in March 2020, when we were first placed under quarantine, I was scared. I decided that in order to protect myself and the ones I care about, that it was better to stay home. I got my food delivered, if I had to go out, I made sure that I had my 'N95' mask, face sheild and gloves, took all the necessary precautions. Towards the ended of may, when the police shooting started happening again. I realized that even though we are in a pandemic the world hasn't stopped moving like I had, people were fighting for their brothers, sister, and families lives. They weren't fighting for better health care nor more food. They were risking their lives to protest against police brutality in their communities, and everywhere in the world. For the first time in months, I choose to get up and leave my little street, and join the people who were fighting for Black Lives. I found this so interesting, because no one could have told me that I would be marching through NYC during a pandemic. I wasn't only risking my health by protesting, but also my life. I'd seen the news showing the violent protests, cops body slamming people, tear gas in the air, and most importantly people showing solidarity to fight for what was right. And that when I realized time doesn't stop, because you do.
Junior undergrad majoring in Public Health.

Date (Dublin Core)

March 30, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Jada Benjamin

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Jada Benjamin

Event Identifier (Dublin Core)

HNSC 2100
Fall 2020
M. Horlyck-Romanovsky

Partner (Dublin Core)

Brooklyn College

Type (Dublin Core)

Story

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Protest
English Community & Community Organizations
English Public Health & Hospitals

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

New York City
Black Lives Matter
police
violence
safety
tear gas

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

08/31/2020

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

09/01/2020
09/25/2020

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This item was submitted on August 31, 2020 by [anonymous user] using the form “Share your story with us.” on the site “Brooklyn College New York”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/brooklyncollege

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