While many community members are adhering to the practices and measures put in place to flatten the COVID-19 curve and decrease mortality rates, there has been no response from the federal government on how it plans to address the disproportion of Black mortality rates. This is unacceptable.
We must continue to educate ourselves and come together to push for policies that will address Black health disparities now, as well as post-COVID.
During the forum, our panelists will discuss health implications in the Black community brought about by systemic racism and ways to galvanize the Black community around the importance of taking care of ourselves during COVID-19. We will also discuss how residents can access local resources, and come together to address the long-term impact on employment, health, housing/homelessness, and criminalization that the COVID pandemic will have on our communities.
Join us to find out what the city is prepared to do to increase testing in black communities and why the Census matters so much at this unprecedented time.