A Year Of Pandemic: Alt.Latino Remembers

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March 14, 2021
Mourners hold candles during a vigil in Baja California.

This story first appeared on Alt.Latino. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

This has been a tough year.

A year of living with so much uncertainty, many of us filled with anxiety and concern about the safety and health of our families and ourselves.

And, unfortunately, a year of loss for far too many of us.

This week, Alt.Latino reflects on the last 12 months through the voices of folks who have told their stories so eloquently in other places.

NPR News produced a feature called Songs of Remembrance, in which people who have lost loved ones to the virus remember them through song. We'll also hear some oral histories of the pandemic from Texas collected by the Voces Oral History Center, a well-known and respected project run by journalism professor Maggie Rivas Rodriguez from the University of Texas. They have expanded their collection of oral histories to reflect the realities of the pandemic that they call "Voces of a Pandemic." And every Friday morning NPR's Morning Edition runs a very popular feature produced by StoryCorps, which has been collecting stories from the pandemic; we'll hear some of those.