[ONLINE] - California: COVID and the Black Community


New America CA is committed to ensuring that the perspectives of the Golden State’s Black communities are represented and engaged in finding innovative solutions to pressing public problems. A global pandemic is quite the “pressing problem” and its repercussions will not exclude even those who live amidst the world’s fifth largest economy.

While it’s true that the COVID-19 outbreak impacts all Americans, it has, quite simply, impacted Black America differently. The coronavirus has deepened disparity. Longstanding systemic barriers and racism have intergenerational impacts and have set the stage on which the current situation is played out -- we cannot respond to the crisis without facing those barriers explicitly and as a community.

Join New America CA for "COVID and the Black Community," a biweekly online community conversation series, inspired by our New America colleagues in Indianapolis.

The first discussion in the series will be on Thursday, April 16th from 2:30-3:30 PM Pacific. Featuring local, state, and national experts and resources, we will ask, "How are members of California's Black communities getting timely, accurate, and crucial information in this time of crisis?".

Registration is free and open to all.


Joanne Griffith, @globaljourno
Managing Editor - California Newsroom, NPR & KQED

Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., @drhames1
Senior Pastor, Beebe Memorial Cathedral

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, @RepBarbaraLee
U.S. Representative - California’s 13th Congressional District

Michael D. Tubbs, @MichaelDTubbs
Mayor of Stockton, CA


Autumn McDonald, @Autumn_McDo
Senior Fellow & Head of New America CA