The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

As we work to recover and rebuild, we must seize the opportunity to address and dismantle racial inequities that limit opportunity and worsen outcomes for communities of color.

The year 2020 brought forth a global health pandemic and economic crisis that drove millions into poverty, and laid bare the impact on Black and Latino/x communities. Our country also mourned and reckoned with the violence against Black lives, and called out the legacy of structural racism embedded in our systems and institutions.

As we work to recover and rebuild, we must seize the opportunity to address and dismantle racial inequities that limit opportunity and worsen outcomes for communities of color. Join the Shriver Center on Poverty Law to explore three key issues and the path forward toward a more just future.  

Illustration by Alvin Black III / fig media.

Ending Racial Disparities in Healthcare
Monday, April 19, 2021

Racism is the major driver of inequities embedded in our health system. Everyone deserves access to affordable, comprehensive health care, no matter their income, race, gender, or where they are from. This webinar will highlight the lasting impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the health of Black and Latino/a/x people and strategies to improve outcomes for these communities. Panelists will discuss how to create vaccine access, eliminate racial bias in health care, and prioritize health equity as we rebuild structures and systems after the pandemic.

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Featuring:

Dr. Janice Blanchard

Janice Blanchard MD MPH PhD is currently an Adjunct Affiliate Researcher in Health at RAND and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Her research interests include access to health care for vulnerable populations and the impact of policy changes on health and health care access.

Marielena Hincapié

Marielena Hincapié is executive director of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund. Hincapié has more than two decades of experience in the movement for immigrant justice and has litigated key cases in defense of immigrant workers. Recognized as a seasoned strategist and bridge-builder, Hincapié has led national policy campaigns, including the creation and successful implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under Hincapié’s leadership, NILC has been at the legal forefront of the fight to stop President Trump’s attempt to end DACA, with a June 2020 Supreme Court victory. Hincapié was appointed cochair of the Biden-Sanders Unity Taskforce on Immigration. 

Kwame Raoul, Attorney General, State of Illinois

As Illinois’s chief legal and law enforcement officer, Attorney General Raoul has prioritized partnerships with attorneys general and advocacy groups across the country to strengthen enforcement actions that have implications beyond any one state’s borders, including multistate efforts to defend access to quality health care for all.

Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

Systemic inequities and structural racism make it nearly impossible for many people to achieve financial stability on their own. The economic collapse caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened these ills and driven millions into poverty. As we continue to shift toward a gig economy, workers and their families face greater harms and risks, including reduced compensation and benefits, uncertain schedules, and the denial of important employment protections. Everyone should be able to meet their basic needs. This webinar will highlight strategies for ensuring economic justice for all. Topics will include universal basic income, guaranteed income for families with children, and fair pay and workplace protections for low-wage workers.

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Featuring:

Speakers will be announced soon.

Real Change for Communities of Color

The awakening of consciousness around racial disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and violence against Black lives is an opportunity to move our nation into action. Relief and recovery efforts must protect and support the Black, Indigenous, and communities of color hit worst by this crisis. This webinar will spotlight advocacy to ensure equity as we rebuild from the pandemic and move our country toward long overdue systemic change.

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Speakers will be announced soon.

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