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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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Rinzin Norbu Lama (1986-2020)

Rinzin was the videographer and producer of “Mingmar,” a 24-hour shoot from our Lives in Transit series.  In Mingmar, Rinzin tells the story in one day of living in a subsistence economy in a remote village in the mountains of Nepal with a dangerous and difficult path to obtaining currency for purchasing outside goods. My […]

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Global Lives Project : Through the Years

By Fiona Nguyen At Global Lives Project, we are honored to have talented and empathetic individuals who are devoted to working on our mission. There are two programs at University of California, Berkeley called “URAP” and “ACES” that offer students the opportunity to be part of our project and grow with us through the years. […]

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COVID-19: Why we need global empathy now more than ever

By Austin Hoang Global Lives Project Intern The highly contagious COVID-19 disease, more colloquially known as coronavirus, is spreading throughout the world like a raging wildfire, leaving behind more than 1.9 million confirmed cases and 119,000 deaths as of April 13, 2020. Not only is the pandemic causing tremendous economic fallout and disrupting our daily […]

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Global Lives Exhibit at San Francisco State University

The Global Lives Project is committed to showcasing different lifestyles and cultures from all over the globe, helping the world cultivate empathy and unity under a sense of common humanity towards others from all different parts and walks of life. We are excited to showcase the stories of eight incredible lives from around the world. […]

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It’s Art… it’s Anthropology… it’s Tech… it’s…

2017 ANNUAL LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ***See Exhibit Hours and Visitor Information Below*** Dear Friends, This has been a phenomenal year for Global Lives. Our most ambitious and extensive exhibit yet is currently running in three different museums on the UC Berkeley campus. The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and the […]

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