Cynthia Rodriguez, July 20, 2020 (Part 2)

Dublin Core

Title

Cynthia Rodriguez, July 20, 2020 (Part 2)

Subject

COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
COVID-19 (Disease)

Description

Cynthia Rodriguez talks about how the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting her, her friends and family, her experience as a full time student and her work as an artist and musician. She also talks about prayer and meditation and civil rights activism including Black Lives Matter.

Publisher

Special Collections and Archives, Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

Date

2020-07-20

Contributor

This oral history recording was sponsored in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Rights

Copyright for this oral history recording is held by the interview subject.

This oral history is made available with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). The public can access and share the interview for educational, research, and other noncommercial purposes as long as they identify the original source.

Relation

40 Years of Public Health Experiences in the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community

Format

video

Language

English

Type

Movingimage

Identifier

PH40_32

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Liz Bradbury

Interviewee

Cynthia Rodriguez

Original Format

video/mpeg

Duration

02:04

OHMS Object Text

5.4 July 20, 2020 Cynthia Rodriguez, July 20, 2020 (Part 2) PH40_32 00:02:04 LVLGBT40 40 Years of Public Health Experiences in the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Muhlenberg College: Trexler Library Oral History Repository This oral history recording was sponsored in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- COVID-19 (Disease) Cynthia Rodriguez Liz Bradbury video/mpeg RodriguezCynthia_2020072020_video.mp4 1:|23(5)|48(16) 0 https://youtu.be/sZiVWpfGEt0 YouTube video 5 Using Zoom for creative and business ventures CR: Okay. So I’ve learned to get really creative on Zoom from the beginning of the pandemic. Actually also, I wrote a few song parodies regarding the pandemic that I would perform on Facebook Live. MovingImage Cynthia Rodriguez Part 2 2020-07-20  LB: -- again to add to this? I want --  CR: Sure.  LB: So say that again. So you did --  CR: Okay. So I&#039 ; ve learned to get really creative on Zoom from the beginning of the pandemic. Actually also, I wrote a few song parodies regarding the pandemic that I would perform on Facebook Live. I did a little, mini concert on my guitar. I sang about at least ten songs about an hour or so for some friends on Facebook. I&#039 ; ve performed in drag in a private show online. I&#039 ; m planning to actually also do a sip and paint kind of thing because I started my own sip-and-paint business. You&#039 ; ve heard of those.  LB: Sure.  CR: As a painting instructor, just started that business. It was a little successful right before the pandemic, so I had to shut that down temporarily. I&#039 ; ve done workshops online for people, PowerPoint, a whole bunch of stuff. And one of my next projects actually coming up, I&#039 ; m going to be doing with a group of lesbians I&#039 ; m involved with -- we&#039 ; re going to be doing a play online via Zoom. So it&#039 ; s like a lot of good stuff. You can really get creative on Zoom if you want. There&#039 ; s a lot of good stuff out there.  LB: We have a new group at the center called Lehigh Valley Lesbians that&#039 ; s going to be working through the center. And it&#039 ; s a Zoom meeting that&#039 ; s going to be on -- there&#039 ; s a lot of people. The first one was in July. I missed it because I forgot, and they didn&#039 ; t mention it during our meeting -- our staff meeting. But it&#039 ; s the first Wednesday of every month. So that&#039 ; s another thing to look into that is fun to meet --  CR: Yeah, I was actually going to check that out. I was inquiring about that.  LB: Yeah, so there we go.  CR: Well, --  LB: All right, thanks again and --  CR: Thanks a lot.  LB: I&#039 ; ve got to get ready for the next one, which is Steve Ziminsky actually, so...  CR: Awesome. Yeah, thank you for letting me be a part of this, Liz. Say hello to Trish.  LB: I&#039 ; ll do that. Bye-bye.  CR: Bye.  END OF VIDEO FILE Copyright for this oral history recording is held by the interview subject. video This oral history is made available with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). The public can access and share the interview for educational, research, and other noncommercial purposes as long as they identify the original source 0

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Citation

“Cynthia Rodriguez, July 20, 2020 (Part 2),” Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive Oral History Repository, accessed May 28, 2024, https://trexlerworks.muhlenberg.edu/lgbt_oralhistory/items/show/41.