Tanya Trotter of husband and wife powerhouse duo, The War and Treaty talks about her 30-day battle with the deadly coronavirus. Tanya reflects on the seriousness of the virus and the need to take care and love your family and community. Their amazing Labor Day performance of “Lonely In My Grief” is a call for Justice, Unity and Love for all Humanity. The War and Treaty closed with “WE ARE ONE.”
Thank you to Caitlyn Smith for asking Minnesotans to “Wear Your Mask,” during her virtual performance on September 5th, Celebrating Culture and Community 2020, presented by OMG Media and The Minneapolis Foundation as part of the Minnesota State Fair’s At Home Edition. Watch the performance here.
According to COVID-19 data by Race/Ethnicity from the MN Department of Health, COVID-19 is exposing pervasive and persistent racism in communities of color and indigenous communities, due to work in low-paying jobs that are now considered essential. Communities of color and indigenous communities have substantially higher rates of health inequities, making them more susceptible to get infected and die from COVID-19. The virus magnified Minnesota’s racial wealth gap that has existed for decades. Source: MN Department of Health