Collectivity describes the notion of folks being together as members of a group, cause, or community. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has meant that being together in in-person gatherings has been complicated by safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. Yet, the year saw a tremendous amount of collective political action–both online and in person.
With the continued unlawful killings of people of color by police and vigilantes, many joined together in protest against injustice particularly in the summer of 2020. Record numbers of Americans voted later in the year, rallying around the potential collective change available through the democratic process. This section features a few takes on the idea of collectivity and community.
–intro by Lou Maraj
Connor Alcorn, Response to BSI
Naeem Aziz, Response to BSI
Courtney Hill, “1619”