Research suggests that Black and Hispanic individuals are among the groups likely to experience large increases in poverty rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In St. Louis, the Black median household income has remained at nearly half of the White household income since 2005. Combined with healthcare costs, furloughs and layoffs, overrepresentation in low-wage front line jobs, lack of assets and access to emergency savings, Black families are looking at long-term generational impacts and a much harder road to economic recovery. However, there are efforts to enact policies that offer better protections against poverty.
In Episode VIII of the series, data and policy analysts, researchers, and community builders, will share ideas for how we might turn the tide against economic injustice and advance racial equity.
COVID-19 webinar series
- April 28, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: The Disproportionate Impact on the Health of Communities of Color
- Jun 2, 2020: Tracking the Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19
- Jun 30, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Health and Economic Disparities in the Latinx Community
- Aug 13, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Educational Equity in a New Era
- May 28, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Devastating Loss and Emotional and Mental Health
- Jun 11, 2020: COVID-19 & Race: Political Action and Power in the Face of Adversity
- Jul 9, 2020: COVID-19 & Race: Talking to Children About Race and Social Justice
- Feb 24, 2021: A Community Based Response to COVID-19 in a Historic Urban Neighborhood
- Mar 17, 2021: The COVID Vaccine: Race, Risk Factors, and Equity in Vaccine Distribution
- Feb 8, 2022: COVID-19 Variants & Vaccinations – Where Are We Now?