On the Frontlines: Filipino/Filipinx Healthcare Workers
Nearly a third of the nurses who have died of coronavirus in the US are Filipino, according to National Nurses United, even though Filipino nurses make up just 4.5% of the nursing workforce nationwide. About 25% of Filipinos in the NYC metropolitan area work in healthcare. In the Philippines, frontline healthcare workers have been targeted for harassment and received inadequate levels of support from the government. Join Emerson Ea, Assistant Dean at NYU's Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Manager Kym Villamer, and Dr. Gideon Lasco of the University of the Philippines, Diliman to discuss the challenges facing Filipino/Filipinx frontline healthcare workers in the U.S. and in the Philippines in their struggle for a response to the pandemic that protects their livelihoods and well-being. Wagner Professor John Gershman will moderate the discussion.