Centering women of color is key to COVID-19 response

By : Women’s Funding Collaborative

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have starkly exposed the racial and socioeconomic inequities that have long plagued the United States.

Work-from-home opportunities, secure housing, food access, and savings are unequally distributed across race and class. The result is low-wage people of color are disproportionately represented among those who cannot socially distance — because of their reliance on wages from the service economy, dependence on public transit, and other factors.

Diane Cornman-Levy, the Executive Director of WOMEN’S WAY co-authored this piece with other partners from the Women’s Funding Collaborative, group of grant making organizations in Southeastern PA working together to promote the integration of a gender lens into the philanthropic sector.

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