AUSTIN, Texas - Texas healthcare advocates will be holding a town hall to address how COVID-19 is affecting both Black and Latino communities.
On May 28, the Texas Organizing Project will be hosting a Facebook town hall in order to examine the reasons for the disparities concerning how COVID-19 affects those communities and what can be done to protect them.
"COVID-19 is impacting Black and Latino people harder, both to their health and economically," the organizers said in a press release. A range of speakers will be sharing information during the town hall that will include a question and answer session with participants.
"The town hall was organized with other healthcare advocates of the #SickOfItTX coalition in response to data that shows that Black and Latino families are bearing the brunt of the impact of COVID-19 with higher contraction and death rates," the organizers said in a press release.
Speakers will include San Antonio City Councilman Roberto Treviño, Houston Health Department Director Stephen Williams, Dr. Stephen Chao, Organizer with The Afiya Center Deneen Robinson, and President of SEIU Texas Elsa Caballero.
The town hall will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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