How COVID-19 has changed the game for Black community organizers

In the eight months since I first interviewed Tanya Wallace-Gobern and Isaiah Withers of the National Black Worker Center Project, our world has changed dramatically. Withers and the Black Voices Black Votes Street Team were canvassing and engaging in community meetings to research the needs of Raleigh’s Black residents. Wallace-Gobern was using the data from surveys to fashion a Black Workers Economic Agenda, which would then be marched to City Hall in a mass demonstration. In May, I…

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