The current pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on minorities and particularly on Latinos. Besides the comparatively higher mortality levels among this population, other negative effects include the lack of–or reduced—access to health services, increased food insecurity, a decrease in educational opportunities, among others. Based on an ongoing project in collecting oral histories from Latino communities facing these impacts, this panel will discuss the complexities of accessing these basic services during COVID-19 from a perspective that centers the promotion and protection of human rights.
This event is organized as a collaboration between the UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections, the Goldstein Family Community Chair in Human Rights, and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS). This event is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.