Advocates for the Asian-American community say the COVID-19 crisis has led to the most widespread discrimination against them since the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Here's how community development groups are stepping up.Read Full Article
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Thursday, May 21, 2:30 p.m. ET | Racial Equity During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic | Join Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices, and Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the NLIHC, for a conversation on how our housing and homelessness response to COVID-19 must center racial equity and address systemic inequities and discrimination. Register here.
Corrected Date: June 4, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. ET | Reimagined in America: Taking a Well-Being Approach | Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a discussion about what U.S. communities can learn from cities and countries around the world, like Scotland and Bhutan, that are reorienting policies, programs and budgets to put the well-being of people and the planet at the center of all decisions. Register here.
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Bob Zdenek: Amanda Abrams’ article does a good job of underscoring the important role that community development plays in disaster planning, preparedness and recovery. The location of an affordable housing development, the materials, and the ability to evacuate people and have emergency vehicles access . . . Read More
Address Yourself: Through our past experiences we can learn to grow forward as a sustainable society, and Shelterforce depicts how Post-COVID preparation is necessary for that purpose. Via Facebook
A Blade of Grass: Really interested to follow this Shelterforce3-part series looking at artists working in housing organizations in Anchorage, Slayton, MN, and Los Angeles, following up on major ArtPlace America grants to incorporate arts and culture in housing and social services. Some . . . Via Facebook