On the Frontlines: Filipino/Filipinx Healthcare Workers

Sulo: Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU, KJCC, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School Office of International Programs, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and the New York Southeast Asia Network

7:00pm - 8:15pm EDT
May 04, 2021
7:00pm - 8:15pm

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.

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Community mural painted in June 2020 in Little Manila in Queens to honor those healthcare workers who died.