Building on Community Assets to Address COVID-19

The California Table

Feb 2 2021 • 1 hr 1 min

For under-served communities bearing the brunt of California's growing inequality, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the burdens of daily life.  The inequities in health care, jobs, housing, and education for communities of color have come into sharper focus with the COVID crisis and the attendant recession.   Episode 1, Season 2 of The California Table — "Building on Community Assets to Address COVID-19" — brings focus to these inequities in the LatinX community while also highlighting the assets and resilience of the community built from experience in meeting challenge after challenge. Poncho Guevara, Executive Director of Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose speaks about the work of this community action agency in Silicon Valley to address housing instability, food insecurity, health needs, and more — and the inspiration and hope emanating from the community networks that necessarily form to take care of one another.