This was a strange and hectic week for me personally. I was unfortunately too sick with covid to attend Monday’s meeting with our community partners. From what I gathered after meeting separately with my group members later in the week, the meeting had a rough start. Apparently the meeting began about 20 minutes late, and our group was not able to record the final run-through of our script with the students. Luckily, we have some of the students’ images, and a previous run-through of the script recorded. Given my inability to attend this last meeting with our community partners, I felt sad that I did not get to say goodbye to them or thank them for their help in conceptualizing and executing the project.
I really wish that I could have attended this meeting even though it was abbreviated, mostly because the project has been a great way to escape from the uncertainty of surviving through the global pandemic. I consider this aspect of the project to be another overarching goal: we’ve aimed to give our community partners and us UR students the power to create and tell a story in a time that may feel so overwhelming and out of our control–all while having fun in the process. I look forward to helping out my group in the completion of our final project. We still have a lot of work left, but we plan to create the remaining images and edit our act as “together” as we possibly can.