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Local Responses to the Pandemic: Lessons and Challenges—Online
As the coronavirus pandemic reveals stark fault lines in New York City, with disparate impacts based on race, class, immigration status, and justice system involvement, community organizations are mobilizing to respond even as their resources dwindle. Serving diverse and vulnerable constituencies, including immigrants, those who are food-insecure, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals, and those with risk factors for the virus, these organizations are mounting urgent responses and grappling with the critical policy decisions that must be made.
Featured Speakers include: Roosevelt House Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize awardees Ann-Marie Louison, Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer at CASES (2015) and Dr. Melony Samuels, Executive Director and Founder of The Campaign Against Hunger (2011); Udai Tambar, Vice President of Community Health at Northwell Health; and Sudha Acharya, Executive Director of the South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS). The panel discussion, moderated by Shyama Venkateswar, Director of the Public Policy Program and Distingushed Lecturer at Hunter College, will be followed by Q&A. Panelists will address how organizations are impacted by and responding to the pandemic, and what challenges and solutions might lie ahead.
This event will be held online via Zoom.