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COVID-19 Student Interviews - Byer, Rebeccah

Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

 

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creator
Zaelke, Caroline
Byer, Rebeccah
date
2020-09-17T14:26:16Z
2020-09-17T14:26:16Z
2020-07-14
2020-09-17 (issued)
description
Rebeccah Byer is the owner and an instuctor at the Olio in Winston-Salem. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest Center for Entrepreneurship. The Olio is an organization dedicated to fostering appreciation of the arts by inspiring learning and facilitating enjoyment within the community. They aim to achieve their goal by creating an environment that encourages entrepreneurship and sustainability through education, hands-on learning, and sustainable glass recyling programs. Byer, owner of the Olio, describes her initial thoughts on COVID-19 as being very concerning since their glassblowing business relies on workshops and classrooms that traditionally happen in person. In this interview, Byer discusses the effects and planning that went into closing the Olio due to the pandemic. Instead of focusing on workshops, the Olio shifted their revenue source to retail opperations. She also touches on the idea of community involvement and the ongoing issues of racial strife and inequalities both in Winston-Salem and across the United States.
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audio/mp3
Oral histories
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/97014
language
en_Us
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Office of Civic and Community Engagement (RG22.6)
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subject
Coronavirus infections--History--Sources
COVID-19 (Disease)--History--Sources
Wake Forest University--History--Sources
COVID-19 Student Interviews
Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Social justice
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
Small business
Hot shops (Glass blowing and working)
title
COVID-19 Student Interviews - Byer, Rebeccah
type
Sound

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