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Alejandro Gomez

Masked Selfie of Alejandro against a blue floral background with the title

I was tasked with creating my own mask for a workshop with the Heritage Garden. I decided to use this Pokémon shirt that I had for many years because I thought it would be cool to add the images that were on the shirt. This was my first time creating a mask and I’m glad I did it because now I can make one for my family that they can reuse instead of the disposable ones. It would help the planet and also keep my family safe and those are two things that I am passionate about.

The COVID-19 Masking Project was developed by the UIC Latino Cultural Center (LCC) in partnership with the UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) to engage students, faculty, staff, and community members in a creative and meaningful way during the COVID-19 pandemic.