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Additional COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Equitable Response Community Commons Hub 

The COVID-19 Equitable Response Community Commons hub featuring over 20 categories addressing anti-racism and stigma, policy demands and calls to action, mutual aid networks, testing and health care services, emergency financial assistance and more. Use the hub to find and share resources and take action for a fair and just response to the coronavirus pandemic. Access the hub here.


COVID-19 & Black Communities: Crisis, Opportunity and Prescriptions for Change

During this discussion panelists share how COVID-19 is impacting Black communities in cities including New Orleans, Detroit and Miami and offer a vision for an equitable recovery plan focused on systemic change and Black health, wealth, self-care and community power.

Speakers Include:

Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, President and CEO, Advantage Health Centers

Tiffany Netters, MPA, PMP, Executive Director, 504HealthNet

Andre M. Perry, PhD, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Dwight Bullard, Former State Senator and Political Director, New Florida Majority

Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH, President, Center for Urban and Racial Equity (Moderator)

Watch the webinar recording here.

COVID-19 & Black Men’s Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health

During this discussion, speakers explored COVID-19 health disparity outcomes, the connection between trauma and health, and what can be done to keep us mentally, spiritually, and physically healthy.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Raynard Washington, Deputy Health Director at Mecklenburg County Health Department

Dr. Roy Wade, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania; Division of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Rev. Leroy Miles Associate Pastor of Sanctification, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Dr. George James, Jr., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Council for Relationships

Terry E. Johnson, Manager of Community Partnerships, Get Healthy Philly – Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Dwayne Wharton, Senior Consultant, Center for Urban and Racial Equity (Moderator)

Watch the webinar recording here.

Racial Inequity in a Time of Pandemic

The events of 2020 were wrenching. The pandemic disproportionately impacts Black, minority, and poor communities. And continuous police violence against those same communities have caused many to finally reach a breaking point. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have outraged the world. It is well past time for meaningful change. During this discussion, three experts share their perspectives on how we got here, what we must do next, and the growing momentum towards racial equity.

Speakers Include:

Prof. Lester Spence, Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University (Moderator)

Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH, Sociologist + Racial Justice Advocate at Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE)

Lawrence Brown, PhD, MPA, Visiting Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Population Health Institute

Watch the webinar recording here.


An Oral History of Pandemic Life Told by Black Essential Workers

Op-Ed Truthout : Systemic Racism Is Making Coronavirus Worse in Black America

COVID-19 and Black Communities: Crisis, Opportunity and Prescriptions for Change (Key Takeaways and Actionable Items)


GovExec Daily: How the Vaccine Rollout is Leaving out Communities of Color