You might not have heard, but we’re in a pandemic. And it changed everything — from how we conduct business, interact with each other, educate ourselves, feed ourselves, and even how we engage in our communities.

It’s that last part — community — that these four podcasts focus on. How did LGBTQ Pride celebrations occur when large gatherings are forbidden? What do dancers do when we must remain distant? What happens to economies dependent on tourism, and how has COVID-19 changed our most intimate death practices?

The four podcasts below answer those questions. The project you’re about to hear to was a collective effort of SHERP 38. Thank you for listening.

(Image courtesy of Shawn Ang)

Rhino conservation in a time of crisis

September 28, 2020

For vulnerable wildlife and communities, a steep drop in tourism means an uncertain future

LGBTQ pride in the pandemic

September 28, 2020

How online pride celebrations opened up new possibilities for community and cyberattacks

The daunting task of holding an Islamic funeral in a pandemic

September 28, 2020

For some Muslims, the pandemic strips away their ability to mourn

Taking the “folk” out of folk culture

September 28, 2020

Folk dancing and music communities are struggling to stay connected in a time of separation


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