Stories of Solidarity
Experiencing COVID-19 in the Global South
COVID-19 is a disease of virulent hotspots and prevention strategies have spread the pain of lockdown to entire communities and societies. In doing so, the pandemic amplifies existing inequalities and injustices.
This project is creating a platform to collect and archive audiovisual stories of solidarity and care from across the global South during the pandemic. To collect stories, the project team is reaching out to long-standing community partners, asking each of them to reach out to others that they know. On the resulting project website, a visitor can hover over a map, click on a location marker to watch and hear a story, never longer than three minutes.
During the academic year, community contributors and Cornell students will be part of a small seminar format course to analyze the narratives, locate patterns that resonate and excavate linkages to organized movements of resistance that have led to longer-term societal transformations.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Arts,Communication, Media and Design; Culture, Language and History; Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Education
Neema Kudva, Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.