I am convinced that in times of uncertainty our true colors come to bear.
Who we are at our core bubbles up to the surface, nationally, as a community and individually.
Nationally, essential service workers who are predominantly people of color continue to show up to work as farm workers, as restaurant workers, as grocery store employees, as shelter workers. Now more than ever, as a nation we need to reevaluate our priorities and ensure that workers that we consider essential to our nation are treated with dignity and respect. A living wage, health care, habitable housing, a path to legalization this is how we show essential workers that we truly value their contributions to our society.
In community, Latino led nonprofits are showing up for each other by providing groceries to seniors, providing masks to farmworkers, addressing income loss for undocumented workers. Learn more about these efforts and how to support them by clicking on links below. Latinos in SF are partnering with the University of California San Francisco to understand how COVID 19 is impacting the health and livelihood of those in the Mission. When we rally to show love instead of shrinking back in fear, we are building resilience in our communities to comes back stronger.
Individually, it can be all too easy to feel overwhelmed, to experience this time as forced isolation breeding anxiety particularly about the future. What it would it look like if we each took this time to reflect on what we matters to us, what is really most important to us and came out of this time with a renewed commitment to the people and dreams that drive us. Let us continue to do good and hope for better days ahead.
Love not Fear fund:
Mission District COVID19 Testing