Show (Up) Time!
Pop culture figure Andy Cohen’s recovery from COVID19 left him determined to reshape the conversation around illness, loss and grief. With his signature candor and finger on the pulse, Andy suggests we might all get a little bit better at showing up for others.
Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA and Camille Burnett PhD, MPA, PHNA-BC, RN, BSN, DSW
COVID19 has taken a disproportionate toll on the American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. This comes as no surprise to Indian health researcher Abigail Echo-Hawk who talks with health policy expert Dr. Camille Burnett about systems and structures that have put generations of Black, Indigenous and people of color at great risk. Coming to the answer from different directions, they both believe that flipping narratives to those of strength and survival can have asurable impact on the health and wellness of these historically resilient communities.
Hank Willis Thomas, MA/MFA
Citizen and artist, Hank Willis Thomas has long been fascinated by the power monuments and memorials have to shape and define culture. With great attention to the narratives that are not being told, his sculptures reframe public spaces into places for private contemplation and civic engagement. Grounded in universal themes of hope, love and unity, Hank’s artwork asks us to participate in a future where all people and their stories are celebrated and shared.
Sounds Of Caring: New York
Sound artist Yoko Sen has an extraordinary capacity to listen. Most recently, she has been listening to health care workers at Northwell Health, a New York-based health system that has cared for the most COVID-19 patients in the country. Filled with pain, exhaustion, hope and love, these voices offer an intimate glimpse into the courage and commitment on which our healthcare system so deeply depends.