Giving Tuesday 2021
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About the Event
This Giving Tuesday, join us in uplifting the local Latino communities to ensure that individuals and families have the tools and necessities to overcome hardships caused not only by the pandemic, but other unforeseen circumstances as well.
At the start of the pandemic, our Promotores quickly mobilized to deliver food and other essentials to families affected by COVID-19. Once vaccines became available to the public, we quickly partnered with Placer County, Sutter Health, Kaiser, Dignity Health and other local partners to host various vaccination clinics and health fairs in Placer and Sacramento. Our support group facilitators also stepped up to continue providing services virtually, and now once again in person, when safe to do so.
In 2021, we have served over 500 families, and with your support on November 30th, hope to serve many more before the year ends!
ABOUT THE EVENT
How has COVID widened the equity gap for Latinos?
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates existing health, economic and educational inequities in the Latino community. During the initial months of the pandemic, Latinos, who work in essential services and have less access to healthcare, comprised a disproportionate share of infections in Placer County. Families working in the restaurant industry lost their employment, and school closures widened the education gap for those with limited online access.
This year’s Forum on the Latino Community, Impacts of COVID-19 on the Latino Community: Persevering in Uncertain Times, will be virtual and highlight how collaborations among government, private sector and community-based organizations serve to challenge the inequities in our communities.
Please join the LLC and our partners online as we continue to educate, advocate, and develop creative solutions that are responsive to the community.
Meet our speakers
Dr. Rob Oldham is the new director of Placer County Health and Human Services and chief psychiatrist, as well as serving as the county’s interim health officer.
For 20 years, Raúl Martínez has worked with government, philanthropy, and nonprofits to use strategic insights to strengthen investments, services, and systems.
Our moderator, Edgar Ruiz, is the Director of the Council of State Governments West (CSG West), a position he has held since November 2011.