As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, filmmaker-author-educator Crystal R. Emery is taking the lead with her Connecticut-based nonprofit, URU The Right to Be, Inc. (URU), in bringing accurate information to communities of color with Our Humanity.

An innovative new public health media movement, Our Humanity sees URU working in partnership with nearly 30 organizations across the nation to provide Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities with key messaging on the novel coronavirus and related topics from people who look like them in an era when mistruths and misinformation are running rampant, costing lives.

Through infographics, video messages, community organizing and partnership building as well as Instagram Live conversations with experts and leaders from diverse BIPOC communities – including actor Keith David, tech innovator Irving Wladawsky-Berger, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders and a host of other scientists, artists, educators and students – the initiative aims to bring the COVID infection and mortality rates down for these communities while increasing prevention awareness.

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