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About this event:
Nation-wide and state-wide research show that Latinx and Black communities face severe accessibility barriers to COVID-19 education and resources. As Pennsylvania looks to slow the spread of the coronavirus by implementing safety guidelines and distributing vaccines, many Pennsylvanians are confused about the vaccine distribution plan and local resources to support them. Join us to hear from AARP Pennsylvania, medical professionals, and community leaders to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, how older Pennsylvanians – particularly communities of color – are impacted, and resources that are available. (Please register for this event and submit your questions in advance so they may be addressed during the program as time permits.)
During this event you'll learn:
- Who is eligible in the current phase of the Pennsylvania vaccination distribution plan.
- What statewide level resources are in place to aid vaccine implementation in Pennsylvania, general COVID-19 education as counties phase towards normalcy.
- What accessibility barriers the Latinx communities face in terms of COVID-19 resources & vaccine implementation.
- How community leaders and organizations are working to remove barriers and strengthen trust between marginalized communities and their respective local institutions, governing bodies.
- What frequently asked questions or concerns are being expressed, and answers to keep Pennsylvanians informed so they can make informed decisions on how to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.
Yaima Crespo is an Investigative Reporter for Telemundo62 Responde. "I’m passionate about helping people in our community and I try to do that every day through the stories I cover," Yaima said. Born in Cuba, Yaima migrated to the United States at the age of 10. Her family settled in Miami. Her unique bicultural upbringing is an important part of her life and has helped her connect with the communities she serves.
Nigel Thompson is Staff Writer, Editor, Reporter at AL DÍA News. In addition to guiding AL DÍA's local and national political coverage, he also moderates roundtable talks, edits the occasional video, and helps with photography when needed. He is a graduate of Temple University with a Master's in Journalism, and a Bachelor's in English and Spanish.
Julia Rivera is an external affairs and communications professional with a passion for serving the Latino community. She was promoted to Vice President of External Affairs & Strategic Initiatives at Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso) in January of 2021 and continues to spearhead the multi-service organization’s communications, marketing, community and advocacy work.
Dr. Alejandro De Feria
Alejandro (Alex) de Feria is a Cardiology Fellow at Penn Medicine. Ultimately, he arrived at the University of Pennsylvania for cardiology fellowship, bringing along a personal interest in providing care for underserved populations and those suffering from inherited heart disease. During his fourth and final year of fellowship, he will pursue further training in the fields of genetics, inherited heart disease, and sports cardiology.
Grace Calvelo- Rustia is the Associate State Director – Multicultural Outreach with AARP Pennsylvania. She is an accomplished advocate for the 50+ community with years of experience in public affairs, community service leadership, and management. Grace has worked with AARP for ten years, engaging the diverse population on community service, and community education. She also has a competitive track record in developing and managing multi-sector partnerships, including nonprofit collaborations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.