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COVID and the Black Community: Session 1


New America Indianapolis and The Indianapolis Recorder are both committed to ensuring that the perspectives of Black Midwesterners are represented and engaged in solving public problems. The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting all Americans but it will, quite simply, impact Black America differently. Systemic barriers and racism have set the stage — we cannot respond to the crisis without facing those barriers explicitly and as a community.

Join us for “COVID and the Black Community” a weekly online community conversation series, co-hosted by New America and the Recorder, and featuring local and national experts and resources. The first in the series will be Tuesday March 31 from 2:00-3:00PM EST and will ask, “How are vulnerable community members getting timely, accurate information in times of crisis?”

Registration is free and open to all.

GUESTS:

Alan Bacon – Senior Director, Social Innovation Fund – United Way of Central Indiana
Oseye Boyd – Editor, The Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indianapolis Minority Business Magazine
The Honorable André D. Carson, U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 7th Congressional District
Ashley Gurvitz – Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Northeast Unification
Sean Jones – WQRT
Shauta Marsh – Director of Programs & Exhibitions, Big Car Collaborative
La’Toya Pitts – Executive Director, Christamore House
MODERATOR: Molly Martin, Director – New America Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Recorder is one of the nation’s leading Black newspapers. It celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

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