Racial and economic disparities in access to Mental Health, Childcare, Language Access, Safe and affordable housing, existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic, and current research suggests that the pandemic - and its economic fallout - is only widening these divides.
People of color and low-income families were already facing crushing burdens and instabilities, stemming in large part from structural racism and a long history of discriminatory practices.
Join Just Communities and community experts this summer in our Facebook Live Series of conversations as we talk about the effects and impact COVID-19 has had on our communities. With a lens of diversity, inclusion and equity, community partners will be invited to share about what disparities and inequalities they have seen in their fields of expertise during the pandemic. Panelists will discuss how these inequities existed prior to COVID-19 and how these gaps widened during the pandemic and offer resources for the community. These sessions will be at no cost and open to the public with Interpretation will be provided.
Every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00pm
The first week is July 29, 2020
Mental Health & Wellbeing with Rachael Steidl (YouthWell Coalition), Mariana Harms (CALM), and Ali Cortes (SBUSD)