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Why Global Empathy Matters

By Helena Batey Social Media Content Strategist Working with Global Lives this semester, my time is largely devoted to reviewing videos and looking for important or captivating moments from the lives of our On-Screen Participants. I have observed their personas, living conditions, attitudes and beliefs.  While I continue to recognize several similarities I share with […]

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Examining Environmental Justice Through Global Empathy

This featured essay comes from Elise Park, a UC Berkeley student who spent the past semester working with Global Lives. April is Earth Month. In a year defined by crises in public health and movements for racial justice, I wanted to bring attention to topics that demonstrate how failures in policy— environmental, health, racial, and […]

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A New Year with Renewed Hope

By Natanya Faitelson Edited by Tiffany Huang With the holiday season ending and the New Year approaching, 2020 has certainly been a year that no one expected. COVID-19 shook the world and the pandemic demonstrated the importance and need for global empathy more than ever before.  Not only were people feeling isolated and separated due […]

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Thinking About Gig Workers During COVID-19

By Nicole Lee COVID-19 is affecting millions of people. Not only are people’s health at risk, but many workers have additional worries about whether or not they will be able to provide for their families.  Gig workers are people who provide transportation, make deliveries, shop for supplies, and carry out many more jobs. Many of […]

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Remote Learning During COVID-19

By Austin Hoang Social Media Project Manager The new normal is not easy. The COVID-19 pandemic uprooted everyday lives all over the world, especially the student learning environment. Students face many challenges when learning remotely from home. These hurdles include, but are not limited to: technology issues, computer eye fatigue, and difficulty staying engaged in […]

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How COVID-19 Impacts People with Disabilities

By Austin Hoang Global Lives Project Intern The COVID-19 pandemic, more colloquially known as coronavirus, affects the lives of almost everyone on Earth. The increase in acts of racism towards Asian people since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as the recent focus on the Black Lives Matter movement, compels us to reconsider how […]

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Lives in Transit: 24 hours of Pierre’s life

By Taylor Hines Edited by Tiffany Huang Global Lives Project Intern Along the St. Lawrence River you’ll find Pierre Vallée, at the head of a ship, navigating through the night. The Lives in Transit series, presented by The Global Lives Project, showcases raw footage from the daily lives of individuals whose occupations involve moving people […]

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