The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more urgent than ever to incorporate an intersectional approach to resistance.
The systems that are currently in place have uniquely positioned black communities to be more vulnerable and susceptible to COVID-19. Undocumented communities likely will not receive government assistance while many are essential workers. Members of the LGBQ+ and TGNC communities risk being turned away by a doctor who doesn’t support their identity. People currently experiencing homelessness do not have a safe place to shelter, while thousands of hotels and buildings remain empty. People who are incarcerated continue to be used for their labor while receiving no protections in some of the most populated facilities.