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TOWNHALL: The Impact of COVID-19 on South Asians in the United States
June 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Co-sponsors: Equality Labs, SAALT, DRUM, South Asian Public Health Association, SAHARA: Caring for the South Asian Community, The Sikh Coalition, Bangladeshi Americans for Political Progress, LAAL NYC, API Chaya, Adhikaar, Project South, Justice for Muslims Collective, Jakara Movement, Indo American Center, South Dakota Voices for Peace and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
South Asian communities have been hit hard by COVID-19 and we are facing a wide range of challenges across the United States and our homelands – from high infection and death rates, to lower rates of access to adequate health care and insurance, language access, COVID Islamophobia and disinformation, to the disproportionate number of South Asians on the frontline as essential workers, to coronavirus relief measures that exclude undocumented immigrants, to the risks of infection for South Asian people in detention centers and prisons. We’re bringing together organizations on the frontlines of our communities’ resistance to the global pandemic, to speak on our mutual aid networks, policy and relief advocacy, as well as the path forward to protect our communities.