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Oct 5th, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Virtual Event: COVID-19 Equitable Relief & Recovery Session 4

Virtual Event

Chicago, IL

Virtual Event: COVID-19 Equitable Relief & Recovery Session 4

The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, New America Indianapolis, and The National Urban League are honored to host this important and timely conversation.

Economists predict that COVID-19 will change the demography and economic geography of cities.  How do we respond to cities that are experiencing a mass exodus of companies and professionals, potentially compromising their diversity, their tax base, and the availability of essential services from transit to public safety?

While no community has been spared by the current public health crisis, COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on the physical and economic well-being of African-American and Latino communities in America's cities. What do leaders in Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, and Detroit see as the primary challenges and opportunities of this unprecedented moment? Where do we go from here?

Webinars are open to all, allowing residents and local innovators to access the expertise and insights of national leaders, and will be made available on the New America COVID-19 YouTube playlist. The series will also be syndicated by The Indianapolis Recorder, one of America's oldest Black newspapers.

Launched in 2015 by the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, the Urban America Forward program convenes non-profit, private, public and philanthropic sector leaders, as well as urban researchers and social scientists who are committed to furthering equity in urban America.