What would a response to COVID-19 that centers inclusion and equity look like?

What would a response to COVID-19 that centers inclusion and equity look like?


May 27, 2020
Category: Public Policy
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It’s a big question, and it’s one that NCCJ and many others are exploring. The issues being amplified by this pandemic are broad and complex:

Put simply, COVID-19 does not affect everyone equally. The most negatively impacted groups include people of color, immigrants, people experiencing poverty, older adults, people with disabilities, and other populations who experienced discrimination before the pandemic.

What does this mean?

This means that a comprehensive, inclusive, and equitable response must address the root causes of these inequities. It means we must engage with the people who are most impacted to co-create solutions. We at NCCJ are eager to collaborate with partners across our community in this critical effort to achieve a recovery that includes everyone.

Thank you to our friends at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) for allowing us to borrow and adapt this blog post.

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