Global Citizenship can be a useful tool to overcome the many challenges we and our communities are facing every day.
Here are five ideas you can put into practice to be a Global Citizen in the era of COVID-19.
Some people argue that the world is battling two pandemics: one is COVID-19, the other one is disinformation. Thanks to the internet and social media platforms, disinformation can reach anyone, anywhere in the world, in a matter of seconds. Do your part by being selective with the information you share and promote online. Trust only official sources of information and don’t amplify unfounded or dubious claims that may only increase confusion and stoke fear.
Extend Grace and Care to Yourself and Others
The last several months have caused unprecedented levels of stress worldwide. Nerves are frayed and we are all doing our best in our own way. Make it a point to extend some extra grace to yourself and others during this unprecedented time. When it comes to yourself, understand that it’s normal to feel tired or exhausted. Remember that those who take care of others should also set aside time for self-care. As for other people, readjust your expectations and treat them with the patience you seek for yourself.
Help Your Local Community
Virtually no country in the world has been unaffected by the pandemic. People everywhere are in need of financial, emotional, and psychological help. The magnitude of the work to be done is staggering, so we need everyone to pitch-in in some way. Here are few ideas to consider:
- Donate to a food bank
- Volunteer if you can
- Donate to a charity
- Help a neighbor or friend in need
We know that not everyone can afford to donate money or time, but there are other ways. You can help your community by supporting small businesses around you whenever possible by buying local and encouraging others to do the same.
Discrimination Is Never the Answer
Any stressful situation generates fear, and it doesn’t take long for fear to morph into prejudiced attitudes toward others. Understand, and make sure others understand, that the way out of a pandemic is never prejudice and fear, but science, kindness, and empathy.
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We would love to hear from you and hear what you are doing as a Global Citizen to help support the world during this challenging time. Call us (626-353-7347), send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out through our social media–Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.