Julia Araujo


Julia Araujo

Collection: 
Voces of a Pandemic

Date of Birth: 
September 13, 1995

Place of Birth: 
Brasília


Interviewed By: 
Dominique Montiel Valle

Date of Interview: 
July 24, 2020

Place of Interview: 
Astoria

NY



Julia is a Masters student at New York University studying performance activism. Situated in Queens, New York, she recounts her initial reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on her community, and the effects of this experience on her mental health. As an active participant in the Black Lives Matter Movement, Julia recounts protesting in Dallas, Texas after she returned home when her classes went online. She discusses police violence against protestors, the effects of COVID-19 on the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the use of social media in activism.