September 28, 2020
While it is true that the COVID-19 outbreak impacts all Americans, it has, quite simply, impacted the Latinx community disproportionately. The coronavirus has highlighted disparities in the workplace and in society, which have long gone unaddressed. The more we understand these challenges as we rebuild from this crisis, the greater the likelihood that we will emerge as a more inclusive and just place.
Code for America CEO Amanda Renteria will join New America CA for Latinx Economic Resilience in the Time of COVID. This live streamed conversation will feature local and national experts who will provide insights and resources, as well as move attendees toward action-oriented solutions.
The conversation will focus on understanding the challenges facing Latinx workers and families, especially those experiencing increased economic precarity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll focus on solutions, exploring ways to meet families’ immediate income needs, as well as their employment needs via access to more recession-resilient jobs and skills in the future. Economic equity leaders will share the needs they are seeing, along with resources and ideas that can help Latinx communities thrive during and after the pandemic.