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Each of us has been impacted in different ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Old, young and in-between, we’ve all experienced big changes in our work home and social lives. Some changes, like losing a job, are difficult. Others – like spending more time with loved ones or doing more to help those in need – are joyful and inspiring.
SCCLD is partnering with the California State Library to collect COVID-19 stories from across the state. We invite you to share your experience – in an essay, poem, letter, photograph, artwork or video – so that we can preserve these memories for future Californians.
All Santa Clara County residents are welcome to submit typed or handwritten journals, letters, e-mail narratives and blog posts; photographs, videos and audio recordings; written or recorded interviews with family or friends; artwork and drawings; and other storytelling methods. Submissions will be preserved and eventually shared with the public so that future generations can understand and learn about how Californians reacted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us in celebrating the launch of California COVID Diaries, and help us record and commemorate the stories of Californians in 2020. Please visit https://coviddiaries.library.ca.gov/ to submit your story.
Helping Bay Area artists who are most in need get an immediate $500. Artists Now was created by Zoo Labs to bring financial support to those artists directly affected by the economic challenges caused by COVID-19, specifically POC, Women, and LGBTQIA+ artists, so that they can continue to create the art and love we need.
The Safety Net Fund is a non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis. The maximum grant is $500 per person per month, and the number of grants per month is dependent upon the funds raised. Grants will be evaluated in the order received.
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Shan Ru Lin is a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, Illinois. She earned an MA in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to her MA, Shan finished an undergraduate art therapy concentration study at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Her professional experience includes work with juvenile sex offenders, adults in psychiatric hospitals, trauma-informed practice in community social service settings for adult women, sexual assault counseling for adults and children, studio-based art therapy, and art therapy consulting in a school setting.
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