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COVID-19 Student Interviews - Armstrong, Abrea

Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

 

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creator
Davis-Huie, Ian
Armstrong, Abrea
date
2020-09-17T14:28:06Z
2020-09-17T14:28:06Z
2020-07-23
2020-09-17 (issued)
description
Abrea Armstrong is the Marketing is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Innovation Quarter, a space in Winston-Salem that houses businesses and organizations and is aimed at promoting new ideas and creativity. She has also recently become the President of the Winston-Salem Young Professionals, a branch of the Winston-Salem Urban League which was created to promote personal, professional, and social growth in young people and to give them opportunities to serve their local community. In this interview, Armstrong discusses her experience working with the Innovation Quarter and living in downtown Winston-Salem during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing how her time management skills have benefited her during this time. She describes how Winston-Salem has become quieter and how that absence of people has provided the perfect opportunity for protests and marches, since there was less activity to interrupt. She shares how she believes that the "we're all in this together" messaging around COVID-19 has contributed to this wave of the Black Lives Matter movement and speaks about her role in that movement. She explains the push to abolish the police and shares that she views progress as the goal, taking pride in small steps towards justice and abolition.
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video/mp4
Oral histories
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/97015
language
English
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
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
Black lives matter movement
Social justice
Protest movements
Small business
title
COVID-19 Student Interviews - Armstrong, Abrea
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