FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY for Monday, February 28, 2022
UCLA to Release Report on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Black Workers in So Cal
On Monday, February 28th, the Center for the Advancement of Racial Equity (CARE) at Work, at the UCLA Labor Center, will close Black History Month with the release of a timely new report, which examines how the current economic restructuring triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding the Black jobs crisis in Southern California.
The report, Essential Stories: Black Worker COVID-19 Economic Health Impact Survey, is the first large-scale study of Black workers in Southern California, which is home to 60% of the Black population in the state. It documents the challenges faced by nearly 2,000 Black workers in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego counties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who: Center for the Advancement of Racial Equity (CARE) at Work, at the UCLA Labor Center
Report Authors: Deja Thomas, Demetria M. Murphy, Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Antonia Izuogo
Where: Digital report release on labor.ucla.edu
When: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 6 a.m. (PST)
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