Latinx Communities and the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
In the United States, COVID-19 has upended the lives of millions. This pandemic demonstrates how long-standing structural racism contributes to health and social inequities that BIPOC and Latinx communities suffer. These groups face greater risks of infection and illness and more economic hardship than their white counterparts do, not to mention unequal access to health care, including vaccination. The Wisconsin Latinx population is the second largest ethnic or racial group in the state, comprising nearly 9% of the total population. At 12%, Latinx students are the second largest student population in the public school system. Using primary and secondary data, this presentation will discuss factors that contribute to these inequities and share voices from Latinx communities on the COVID-19 pandemic.
~ Dr. Armando Ibarra