Unless we act, the COVID relief and recovery threatens to be as devastating for communities of color economically as the disease itself has been medically.
Data show that Black and Latinx people are less likely to be able to work remotely and a disproportionate share of businesses owned by women and person of color have been left out of the Paycheck Protection Program.
We have not act now to support an Equity First Recovery.
How you can help:
- Fill out and share the business impact survey: Change Works Consulting has partnered with a local research institution, EntryPoint, and other local institutions to survey all Washtenaw County businesses in order to fully understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our community. Complete the short, 5 minute survey here. The EntryPoint survey is all-inclusive, my ask for you is to help make sure that people of color-owned or operated businesses and nonprofits’ voices are well represented in the survey.
- Provide Input: We’ve put together a proposal for how to advance and Equity First Recovery in Washtenaw County (Slides
| Video). Please take a look. Is this on point? How can we achieve impact and avoid wheel spinning? Who should be at the table? Drop me an email or schedule a time to talk
- Expand the Circle: Who else should be involved in this effort, either as a leader or by speaking into it? Please suggest or introduce people who should be part of this effort.
Even social distancing, we can come together to make an impact for equity.