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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:14 PM

Pandemic Reminder: Community Can Transcend Ideology Mickey Z.

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Mickey Z. -- World News Trust

June 1, 2020

To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination. (bell hooks)

Every evening, at 7 p.m., widespread cheering for essential workers is still happening in many places across the globe. Here in hard-hit NYC, its become a healing, communal ritual.

As of now (I say oh-so-tentatively), mitigation tactics seem to have averted an all-out collapse of medical resources in my hometown. Health care workers -- with their unique skillsets -- have bravely and effectively done their part. Undoubtedly, they will be called upon again and again as we navigate Covid-19 peaks and valleys for the foreseeable future.

Perhaps, as you bore witness to the efforts of nurses, doctors, etc., you wished you could offer more than applause. Maybe you hoped for your chance to step up and pitch in.

Good news: We require an entirely new set of essential workers now and you wont need a degree, specialty, or certification to join their ranks.



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