COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color, opening a conversation on systemic health and racial inequities. This pandemic has highlighted the many ways in which key drivers of disparity contribute to the increased vulnerability of Black and Brown persons in America. South Los Angeles Building Healthy Communities (BHC South LA) hosted a Virtual Teach-in & Learning Session on May 7, the first in a series of webinars on how the drivers of disparity intersect with the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis and impact low-income communities of color in Los Angeles. This conversation was accompanied by the release of South Central Rooted a collaborative report that serves as a blueprint to dismantle multi-generational inequity and restore community health in South Central LA. The initial segment of the webinar featured a panel discussion taking a deep dive into the framework of key “drivers of disparity” - Gentrification, Displacement, and Homelessness; Poverty, Disinvestment, and Joblessness; Policing, Suppression, Deportation, and Mass Incarceration; and Environmental Racism.
*Video recording of the learning session coming soon.