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Southern California’s Black Job Crisis: Stories and Data to Power a Movement

June 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


As the pandemic’s ripple effects continue, workforce issues are becoming increasingly urgent, and Black workers are especially vulnerable. Unemployment, underemployment, and unsafe conditions, compounded by systemic racism, have created a Black jobs crisis in Southern California. Across sectors, funders are hearing a need to support workers and workforce development efforts to ensure an equitable recovery: one that supports Black workers to secure quality jobs, resources, and elevate their standard of living and that of their families and communities.

A new report from the UCLA Center for the Advancement of Racial Equity at Work uncovers challenges faced by Black workers during the pandemic. Join us to learn what recent research has shown, to hear stories directly from affected workers, and to explore fresh approaches to worker organizing, such as the Southern California Black Worker Hub for Regional Organizing. In 2020, the philanthropic community was vocal about the need to support Black lives; join us to continue this conversation and learn how funders can make a real, sustainable impact on Black communities.