Structural Racism and Barriers for Youth in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
2:00 PM 3:00 PM
- Marc Dones, Executive Director, National Innovation Service
- Maddox Guerilla, Youth Advocate
- Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Vice President of Programs and Strategy, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
National data is revealing the disastrous effects of structural racism through large racial disparities in the fight against COVID-19. Black and brown youth are at higher risk during the time of COVID-19, which means more than ever before funders and providers must center their needs in housing programs. Expert panelists will explain what we are seeing, the structural reasons why it is occurring, and what all of us must do moving forward to stop it from continuing.