Taking Stock and Looking Ahead: The Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
Author: Abbie Langston, Ana Esparza, Guillermo Cantor, Joyce Pisnanont, Rob Randhava, Tina Corea
Topic: Collective impact, Financial inclusion
Publisher: Prosperity Now (formerly CFED)
Location: United States
Format: Webinar
Content Type: Miscellaneous
Publication Date: November 24, 2020

Nearly a year since the outbreak began, and eight months since it was declared a global pandemic, COVID-19 has devastated hundreds of thousands of lives and millions of people’s economic prospects throughout the country. To date, the effects of this crisis have been wide-reaching and profound, impacting every individual and sector throughout the U.S.

For communities of color, however, the pandemic has been particularly damaging as these communities have not only been more likely to contract and succumb to the virus, but also more likely to bear the brunt of the many economic impacts that have come from it—including more likely to be unemployed and slower to regain jobs lost.

The Asset Building Policy Network and a panel of experts discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on communities of color, the fiscal policy measures congress has enacted to curtail those impacts and what can be done through policy and programs to foster an equitable recovery and more inclusive economy moving forward.

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