In this program, recorded May 18, 2021, San Francisco Foundation brought together local experts, regional data, and perspectives from across the Bay Area to discuss how the pandemic has exposed how systems are failing too many people of color and to present ideas and recommendations for how we can center the communities hardest hit by the pandemic as we work to build back a better Bay Area. This program was presented by the Commonwealth Club of California and made possible by donors to SFF’s Bay Area Leads.
San Francisco Foundation CEO Fred Blackwell led a conversation on the central role that racial equity must play in the Bay Area’s recovery from COVID for our region to recover and thrive. PolicyLink’s Jamila Henderson presented key data findings from the Bay Area Equity Atlas on how COVID has impacted different racial and ethnic communities in our region. Experts and advocates Chris Iglesias of Unity Council and Tomiquia Moss of All Home helped us make meaning of the data and shared their perspectives on what is needed to ensure an equitable recovery for all people in the Bay Area, regardless of their race or where they live.