DIG Awardees 2020-2021

Project Name: COVID Vaccination Access in the Black and Latinx Communities

Project Lead: April Tune and Luis Quintero

Awarded: $2,500

Outcome: The COVID Vaccination Access in the Black and Latinx Communities project aimed to reduce vaccine hesitancy in Black and Latinx communities. The project partnered with two nonprofit organizations and helped to build vaccine confidence by engaging with community members attending vaccination events. Two project members were interviewed on a local radio station to share their work.

Project Name: LGBTQ+ Narratives in Academia

Project Lead: Jonathan Suen and Demere Woolway

Awarded: $2,500

Outcome: LGBTQ+ Narratives in Academia is a media project that records and tells the stories of LGBTQ+ members of the JHU community. Throughout this grassroots, volunteer-driven project we have been fortunate to receive contributions from over 40 members of the JHU community. Volunteers contributed to the project design, interviewed storytellers, and annotated recordings and transcripts. Sixteen storytellers shared their experiences with us, leading to over 10 hours of interview footage. The project culminated in a series of three videos that are now publicly available on YouTube.