For my capstone, I worked with both Sam Bryan and Teia Hudson. Together we made a podcast titled ‘Gen Z Let’s Increase Visibility’. Through our podcast, we researched and discussed social issues in our society today as well as interviewed other peers for their thoughts on our topics. Our goal was to spread awareness and educate about these social issues so we could work towards a better future. Some of our topics included abortion rights, metal detectors at schools, and more.
Our video includes the effects of lead poisoning, who it affects the most, and what causes lead poisoning along with solutions. We chose this topic because of how prominent lead poisoning is in Philadelphia. Lead can be found in paint, pipes, and more all-around Philadelphia. Lead poisoning is a crisis happening in our city today. Spreading awareness about this topic is detrimental to warning our community of the dangers of lead. I wish we had more time to edit to make our video more stylized. The most meaningful part was seeing people’s stories and experiences with lead across Philadelphia and how prevalent the problem was.
The water crisis is an environmental issue because it affects minority communities and the environment. Due to climate change, minorities are heavily impacted by the water crisis and are often neglected by the environment. When working on this assignment, I was most surprised by the solutions given to help communities in need of water. I did not know that water loans existed nor did I know that they could be so accessible.