Shared Humanity Social Media Posts

The Cuesta Cultural Center recently created an Instagram page!
Given the current situation with COVID-19, our Instagram page will be featuring articles and stories about how the pandemic widens inequality gaps in both the U.S. and world-wide. It will also highlight how the specific groups and cultures within a country change how it responds to and is impacted by the spread of the disease.

The Cultural Center would like to invite everyone to follow the CC Instagram page @cuestaculturalcenter and contribute to the content. If you're interested in doing so, please do the following: 

  • Choose an article related to the above topic and a quote from the article that you'd like to see featured on our Instagram page
  • Email the link and quote to 

We know that you have insights and connections to communities that are impacted by the pandemic that are not showing up in our research. We hope you will follow us and help raise awareness of how the pandemic is impacting different communities across the world.

May 20, 2020
Discussion Prompt: 
How does COVID-19 Impact Immigrant Detention Centers?

He described how 100 men share five bars of soap, sleep in double bunks that are two to three feet
apart, and how cleaning and sanitizing supplies are scarce. "The staff are coming in and out with no
masks, no gloves, total disregard."

Read more information in the articles below: 

 May 6, 2020
Discussion Prompt: 
Is it unethical to travel during the pandemic?

People will always see this place as their playground. And in this moment, as a Native Hawaiian,
this is very reflective of many historical circumstances, where people from outside of the islands
have come in and caused real harm to the native population. It’s not always with direct intent to
do so, but the impacts, especially on Hawaiian people, are very real.

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May 4, 2020
Discussion Prompt: 
What protections from COVID-19 do we take for granted?

You’re telling people, ‘Wash your hands for 20 seconds multiple times a day,’ and they don’t
have running water,” she told NBC News. “Or you’re saying, ‘Go buy groceries for two or three
weeks and shelter in place and don’t come out,’ but people can’t afford groceries for two or
three weeks. So it’s just a setup for frustration and concern by the population here.

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April 28, 2020
Discussion Prompt:
Are individuals in the Latinx Community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19?

Latino advocates have become especially alarmed because of the number of Latinos who 
work in the food industry — from farm workers and truck drivers to processing plant workers and 
grocery stores employees. Many are struggling to get adequate protective supplies and to distance 
themselves from other workers.

"These are essential frontline workers. They are just as important as doctors and nurses, but they are 
not being treated that way,” Domingo Garcia, president of League of United Latin American Citizens 
(LULAC) civil rights group, told reporters Tuesday.

Read more information in the article below: 

 April 24, 2020

Discussion Prompt:
Has anti-Asian racism spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We found hundreds of articles about policies that people thought were xenophobic, 
economic boycotts of Asian businesses and then later on about interactions that Asian
Americans were having where people were bullying, taunting, harassing and now attacking.

 April 23, 2020 
Discussion Prompt:
Do you need wealth and privilege to be healthy?

The COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end eventually, but what is needed afterward
is a renewed focus to ensure that health is not a byproduct of privilege. Public health
has a fundamental role to play in shaping our future to be more just and equitable.

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