Athena Hollins concludes...
"We are at an important junction- and we can learn from this pandemic. We've seen how a system that values people only for what they can produce/sell, is not a worthy system. We have seen how we are only as healthy as our neighbor, or our mail carriers, or our pizza delivery person. We have seen how close we all are to going hungry or being without a roof over our heads.
But we've also learned what we can do when we pull together; from food drives, to supplies, to housing access. We now know the capabilities of local government to lead when the federal government won't. We have learned how to connect with folks from a distance, how to use technology for good, and how to share local resources.
We've had our blinders pulled back, as we have been forced to sit and watch the police murder a man, without the luxury of being able to looking away or be distracted. We can take these lessons and use them to dramatically change our day-to-day lives, even post-COVID-19. But it requires a willingness to defy the status quo and strive for something better.
The world doesn't change. People change the world."