Resources – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Covid-19’s Impact on People in Prison – Equal Justice Initiative
Pandemic’s front line work falls on women, minorities – CBS News
A New Study Shows Just How Badly Black Americans Have Been Hit by Covid-19 – Politico
Financial and Health Impacts of Covid-19 Vary Widely by Race and Ethnicity – Pew Research Center
Covid-19’s Race and Class Warfare – Opinion – New York Times
The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation – American Public Health Association
Black Women Have Long Faced Racism in Healthcare. COVID-19 is Only Amplifying It – The Appeal
The Science of Why Coronavirus Exposes Racism and Xenophobia – Forbes
Talking About Coronavirus Centering Language Around Inclusion, Empowerment, and Justice – The Opportunity Agenda
Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask – Boston Globe – Opinion
Coronavirus will overwhelm our civil legal aid system – Seattle Times – Opinion
Maintaining Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic – The Steve Fund
How can employers stop discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic? – ABA Journal
Coronavirus: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism – Facing History and Ourselves
Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19 – University of California, San Francisco
Six Age-Appropriate Books and Resources for Teaching Kids about COVID-19 – KQED
To create a diverse, representative and collaborative environment within legal services in order to provide accessible, welcoming and culturally competent services to clients of all backgrounds and their communities.
The Massachusetts Legal Services Diversity Coalition was established by MLAC in 1990 to raise awareness of diversity issues and provide technical assistance on diversity to legal aid programs across the Commonwealth.
In 2010, MLAC’s Diversity Coalition director took on coordination of the Retention Task Force, which was created to examine disproportionate impact of the economic downturn on attorneys of color in the civil legal aid system. The Task Force finalized its recommendations in spring 2012. Its final report can be found here .
The Statewide Diversity Council is a collaboration between MLAC and the legal aid organizations that it funds to identify and address issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion within civil legal aid in Massachusetts.
For more information contact Tonysha Taylor, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bria Gambrell at email@example.com.