For the last several months, COVID-19 has upended all of our lives. For centuries, systemic racism and police violence remains a grave problem in America. In the wake of this double pandemic, Community Change Communications Video Fellow Maris Medina explores what it’s like to find pockets of joy in the milestones — even during uncertain times. Her exploration reminds us of our interconnectivity and how by banding together, we will reopen the world better than we left it.
Joy in the Milestones: Reopening Our World Better Than We Left It
by Maris Medina | July 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Bio: Maris Medina is currently a multimedia journalism and public policy student at the University of Maryland. Along with producing monthly videos for Community Change, she produces videos for the university's School of Public Health and student-run newspaper The Diamondback. She's especially passionate about immigration, education policy, climate change, and women's rights. As a Filipina immigrant, she's driven to amplify the voices of marginalized individuals whom may otherwise not have their stories told. You can find her always lugging around a camera, going on a jog, or drinking some mango bubble tea.