Friday, October 2 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Join us as we spotlight during Latinx Heritage Month “Together for an Equitable Los Angeles” on Friday 10/2 2:30pm-3:30pm. The COVID-19 pandemic has not been an equal opportunity affair: case and death rates have been far higher for Black, Latino, and Pacific Islander communities here in Los Angeles County. Manuel Pastor from the USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute will present the findings of a report just released in early September 2020 pointing out that the Coronavirus is the disease that reveals our fundamental illnesses as a society: precarious employment; racial gaps in wealth, health, and other factors; and the impacts of a broken immigration system. For Latinos and others to survive this crisis and thrive in the future, it will require a deep rethink of our current systems – and a commitment to working across ethnic lines for an equitable and inclusive world. Maria Aranda from the USC Suzanne-Dworak Peck School of Social Work will provide commentary, and the program will be moderated by Billy Vela, Center Director, La CASA.