A year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the United States and the world, many are reflecting on the past year and where we go from here. It has raised questions about whose life is protected and valued by our health care system, which workers are “essential,” and how self-isolation has affected cultural, family, religious, and social life. For the diverse U.S. Latino community, the pandemic has had a pervasive and disproportionate impact with both familiar and unique challenges.
This online discussion among four young Latino leaders explored how the pandemic has affected them personally and how it has affected Latino communities more broadly. This gathering also explored priorities, challenges, and next steps for young Latinos as COVID-19 vaccinations increase, the pandemic decreases, and new challenges and opportunities emerge.
Kim Daniels, co-director of the Initiative, moderated the conversation.
View a list of articles, books, podcasts, and other resources for this gathering.