Love and Loss in the Time of Covid-19
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Carolina Latinx Center
The Carolina Latinx Center, in collaboration with UndocuCarolina, will host an event on love and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of us with loved ones across borders and across oceans, we have encountered different ways to mourn the loss of a loved one during the pandemic. We invite Latinx, immigrant, and other affected students to their stories on how they have navigated loss during the pandemic. (Please note that this is an open and public event.)
As we have heard and read many times, the pandemic has disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and immigrant communities in the U.S. due to systematic discrimination in healthcare, the workforce, and other structures. Over 1 million people worldwide have succumbed to the coronavirus as family members were unable to be at their bedsides. In addition, travel restrictions have limited people’s ability to say farewell to loved ones. International borders have further complicated families’ abilities to gather and to grieve.
We envision an event in which students grappling with the above realities have the opportunity to publicly share their stories with one another. We would also like to make space for anyone who may prefer to share a creative piece (such as art, a poem, a song, a short story, a picture, etc). These creative pieces can be shared/performed during the event or, if preferred, through a page on the CLC website.
If you are interested in participating or learning more, please share your information here https://forms.gle/XTKYRxxUYoXtvAtr5 by Friday, October 16th and the organizers will be in touch. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com . This virtual event will be held via Zoom on October 26th from 5-6:30PM.