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Special episode 07: Festivals and events during a pandemic

(Air date: October 29, 2020)

Festivals and events, both across the state and the country, have faced difficult challenges in 2020. Whether it is canceling a community festival or creating a virtual event, organizers are making difficult, and sometimes unpopular, decisions. In this episode of Vital Connections on Air, Xinyi (Lisa) Qian discusses what organizers and community members can do to weather the storm.

In this special series, we are looking back on webinars and articles our educators developed early during the pandemic. We're revisiting these COVID-19 challenges and how they've changed  our current reality.

“When the event eventually returns, hopefully next year, step up to volunteer.”

— Xinyi Qian

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