On March 25, 2021, Hispanic Federation hosted "COVID-19 Economic Impact Virtual Summit: The American Rescue Plan and the Latino Community" as a response to the recently-signed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The summit provided a space for conversation and coalition building among non-profit organizations and community to discuss the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Latinos across the nation.
The summit also built off key points outlined in HF’s latest report, Overcoming COVID-19: Economic Barriers for Latino Communities. Read and download the report in English here and in Spanish here.
Watch the COVID-19 Summit by Session
HF President and CEO, Frankie Miranda, kicks off the afternoon with opening remarks. The HF team also presents Overcoming COVID-19: Economic Barriers for Latino Communities, a white paper developed in consultation with New America, that uses the collective wisdom of Latino civic leaders, business owners, nonprofits, and individuals.
Community leaders from across the nation discuss how this legislation directly impacts the Latino community. Prefatory remarks offered by the Honorable Charles E. Schumer, Majority Leader, United States Senate.
Panelists discuss ways we can work together to build resiliency and strengthen the economic prospects of our families. Prefatory remarks by the Honorable Dr. Raul Ruiz, Chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus, United States House of Representatives.
Panelists discuss the critical role community-based organizations play in the recovery process. Prefatory remarks by the Honorable Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, United States Representative of the State of Illinois.