Though the coronavirus itself does not discriminate, it has revealed the critical level of race-class disparities in this country. The ability to survive this pandemic – to isolate safely at home, to access quality health care, to not be on the frontlines making a meager wage – should not come down to the “haves” versus the “have nots” or be based on racial lines. Yet that is what we are seeing.
We can change this. This crisis presents us with an historic opportunity to step up our advocacy for the communities and individuals most vulnerable – communities of color, immigrant communities, incarcerated communities, and low-income communities.
In an effort to help you do this, we have put together this toolkit of various messaging memos on how to talk about COVID-19, its disproportionate effect on communities of color, and the shared struggle ahead to contain it.
- Talking About COVID-19: Centering Language around Inclusion, Empowerment, and Justice
- Coronavirus: Advocating for The Safety of People in Prison and Detention
- Insights: A Call for Racial, Economic, and Health Equity
- Love, Care, and COVID-19: Telling a Story About Families and Opportunity
- Justice Out Loud: These Times Call for Nothing Less
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