In this episode, we talk with Sanchez Fair, father, artist, small business owner and pastor, about the impact of the virus on his family and business, as well as the effects of the pandemic on communities of color around the country. At the beginning, Sanchez shares about his wife and two boys and how the changes brought about by this season have affected their family dynamics (01:55). Then, we ask Sanchez about the effect that the virus has had on his work (06:50) and look deeper into the disruption of his business, Stable Hand (10:50). At the break, we share how our listeners can support Stable Hand and its employees during this nontraditional season (16:25). When we return, we discuss the impact that closing everything except essential businesses has had on poorer communities of color as well as the unique challenge of properly defining what is “essential” when giving guidelines to broad groups of people (18:05). Later, we talk about the history and circumstances that have made people of color more vulnerable to the health risks and economic fallout caused by the virus (28:00). Finally, Sanchez shares his vision for how he hopes the Church will respond to this international pandemic and offers hope for people whose lives have been upended by COVID-19 (36:30).
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