As if the pandemic hadn’t highlighted the inequity in the world, the protests over the past two weeks highlight the deep injustice in our governments, institutions, and communities. While we each attempt to process the senseless murder of George Floyd, I can’t help wondering what I can do to help; how can I be part of the solution? Throughout the pandemic I have relied on a sense of purpose, my own personal mission to orient me in my response on a personal, professional, and community level. And so, I’ll redouble my efforts to survive and thrive through this crisis and continue to seed the deep roots of interracial, international, and interpersonal understanding that travel offers.
Stay strong, compassionate, and optimistic, only together will we get through this,