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Philanthropy Northwest Network Call - COVID-19 Vaccination in BIPOC Communities

Philanthropy Northwest Network Call - COVID-19 Vaccination in BIPOC Communities

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Friday, February 26, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am PST

About this event

We are continuing our COVID-19 Weekly Funders calls in 2021 by transitioning to regular network calls on emerging issues.

Since the pandemic began, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths - especially in rural areas. While the new vaccine has brought hope for stemming the crisis, vaccination rates in BIPOC communities are lagging. Some of the factors affecting vaccination rates in communities of color include the inability to access the vaccine and distrust arising out of the medical industry's mistreatment of their communities. 

Join us for a continuation of our February 12 Philanthropy Northwest Network Call discussion on the implications of the COVID-19 vaccine in BIPOC communities, particularly the historical trauma of vaccines in Black and Indigenous communities, and address the ways philanthropy can respond.


  • Trang Tu, Community Member featured in Seattle Times article
  • Trudy Rebert, Federal Policy Counsel, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)
  • Olivia Quiroz, Executive Director, Oregon Latino Health Coalition


Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that currently make grants. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate, but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. Please do not join this call if you are a nonprofit organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Nancy Sanabria.


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