Latinas and the COVID Experience

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Ruth Holley Library
685 North Murray Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
United States
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Please join us for a panel of local women who are leading the Latina Initative, a collaboration between AAUW Colorado Springs Branch and Pikes Peak Women. The focus of the initiative is Education, Healthcare, and Economic Prosperity.

The initiative was inspired by the AAUW report Pandemic Inequality: Latinas and the COVID-19 Experience. The unprecedented health and economic crises that have gripped the country since March 2020 upended life for millions of Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic is far from the “great equalizer,” as it was initially described.

While COVID-19 is capable of infecting anyone, the level of risk is far from equal. Data consistently show that Black and Latino communities already suffering from deep-rooted economic and health inequalities have borne the brunt of the pandemic. Latinas, in particular, have suffered some of the most egregious economic and health disparities since the pandemic started.

The AAUW report is available here:

https://www.aauw.org/resources/research/latina-initiative/
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