It marks the year that a peaceful protest in the form of a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama galvanized our nation in the fight for racial equality and voting rights. The brave actions of the protestors paved the way for the Voting Rights Act. As a result of this historic march, people of all colors across the country are preparing to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
We’re also witnessing history repeat itself as countless Black women and men are added to the list of lives who have been lost at the hands of a police brutality epidemic that still persists nationwide. Meanwhile, conversations about voter suppression loom large in the media as the background noise to a quickly approaching presidential election. And at the same time, we’re adapting to the new realities of living in a socially distant world due to COVID-19 where the power of digital connectivity has become more valuable than ever.