CLLCTIVLY, Interview #1

Item

Title

CLLCTIVLY, Interview #1

Description

This interview provides insight into how the local black community in Baltimore, Maryland is adapting to and supporting one another during the COVID-19 crisis and following the death of George Floyd. It is discusses how the coupling of these two crisis is magnifying certain aspects of their community that typically goes unseen, and how CLLCTIVLY is looking to take that visibility and extend it beyond just the moment to continue to uplift community members beyond the present.

Date Created

August 17, 2020

Interviewer

Abel Gomez
Ariel Mejia
Kayla Wheeler (advisor)

Interviewee

Jamye Wooten

Community

CLLCTIVLY

State

Maryland

Place

Baltimore

Genre

oral history

Subject

CLLCTIVLY
Baltimore
Black-led businesses
foundation model
COVID
Race and Religion
Community
Outreach

Language

English

Table Of Contents

0:18 : Discussion about organization
4:30 : How coronavirus affected members and organization
5:10 : quote ""redefine Black business as community anchor""
8:08 : quote ""rethinking philanthropy""
12:23: Discussion on new initiatives due to coronavirus
14:45 : Can anyone apply for the grants?
15:26 : quote ""unity not uniformity""
15:50 : quote ""ideology is the glue""
18:49 : How do you choose who gets the grants?
25:37 : Discussion on if Black churches influenced organization
30:10 : What worked well? What hasn't?
37:52 : Did you have to change anything due to coronavirus?
39:08 : Outside resources that will help with initiative
41:23 : Biggest struggle due to coronavirus
44:25 : How would new initiatives look online?
45:53 : How many people vote on if an organization is eligible for a grant?
46:34 : How have you been able to maintain a sense of community during pandemic?
48:36 : How was the name CLLCTIVLY developed?
49:29 : What ways does organization celebrate cultural or religious celebrations
53:36 : New rituals/practices developed due to coronavirus
57:40 : quote "develop network approach"