In mid-March, life as most of us knew it took a dramatic twist. Students and professors stopped meeting in classrooms. Professionals hung up their business suits and began working in athleisure wear and slippers. Day visits to museums and evenings of live theater became fond memories. Gatherings with friends required clicking on a link and ajudsting the sound on one's laptop.
Then in late-May, a social movement in support of racial equality, long overdue, took to the streets and social media as the United States reckoned with another instance of brutality against a black man. In every corner of the country, and much of the rest of the world, those who care about justice and equity took notice. At FIU, President Mark B. Rosenberg immediately vowed action in making FIU a leader in setting an example of how to combat racism and prejudice by introducing plans and establishing the Equity Action Initiative.
On the cover of the online-exclusive Spring-Summer issue of FIU Magazine, art director Aileen Sola-Trautmann MSM '18 has captured this unique moment in time by bringing together images that speak to what the FIU community has contributed to the common good during trying circumstances.