The City of Los Angeles is exploring possibilities for creating a COVID-19 Pandemic memorial[*] to honor the lives lost, remember our shared experience, and mobilize communities to rebuild together.
Before the city makes a decision, we want to hear from you! Your reflections and ideas will help determine if, and how, the city should move forward with a COVID-19 Memorial.
The City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor and Department of Cultural Affairs are partnering with See Change Institute to get input from Angelenos on how we can collectively remember the COVID-19 pandemic as a city.
There are two ways to get involved and have your voice heard:
OPTION 1: ATTEND A LISTENING SESSION
See Change is working with community partners across L.A. to conduct a series of listening sessions that give Angelenos the opportunity share their experiences with the pandemic and participate in the co-creation of this memorial. These sessions are open to the public and hosted at several locations throughout the city, as well as online.
We invite local community groups (e.g., church, school, workplace) to host their own listening sessions with the support of our DIY session toolkit. If you would like to learn more about hosting a session, please email us at COVID-LA@seechangeinstitute.com.
OPTION 2: TAKE THE SURVEY
See Change Institute has created an anonymous survey to collect input on the initiative. Please share your thoughts by taking this 6-8 minute survey.
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About the Researchers
This project is being conducted by the City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor and the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with See Change Institute (SCI). SCI is a women-owned research (and practice) institute devoted to studying and shaping behavior change programs for the greater good. SCI specializes in research, strategy, design, and evaluation of behavioral programs focused on the intersection of human and environmental health. Find SCI online and learn more at www.seechangeinstitute.com.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased feelings of anxiety, stress, and isolation for millions of Americans. If you would like additional support, feel free to visit this site for additional resources.
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* Memorials can take many forms: they can be publicly or privately funded; they can live in one place, many places, or in no physical location at all; and they can be temporary or permanent. Memorials may also take the form of a multimedia project (e.g., video, quilt), an annual event, or an activity.