COVID-19 Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Movement
Updated: Jun 3, 2020
In light of recent troubling events, The Phillip H. Wang Memorial Foundation would like to say that we fully support #BlackLivesMatter. We have donated to Campaign Zero, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Loveland Foundation and encourage you to take action too. We stand with George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless lives that have suffered from the systemic racism deeply entrenched in our country. The COVID-19 pandemic that has taken ahold of our lives has further exposed the undeniable effect of inequities as we saw mortality rates for communities of color soar.
These are mentally taxing times. All of these events, coupled with navigating this on-going pandemic, may lead us to feel and experience emotions like never before. Hurt. Anger. Sadness. Frustration. Helplessness. Weariness. Fear. Anxiety. Depression. Whatever you are feeling, we would like to encourage you to transform your emotions into an artistic avenue to share with the world.
Over the next month, we will be accepting your original submissions here and are looking forward to learning more about you and how you are being affected right now. Five submissions will be chosen to receive $50, which we hope can be put towards your self-care efforts. For more information, please visit our website.
Together, let us write poetry, make music, sing loudly, create art, and narrate our internal monologue. Let us channel our energy into our creative minds.
Submissions may include but are not limited to: poetry and prose (written or audio), paintings, drawing, sculpting, dance, compositions.