Building Community and Safety from Domestic Violence During COVID 19

Building Community and Safety from Domestic Violence During COVID 19

New America CA and the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women have partnered to host a live streamed town hall to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted domestic violence survivors. Staying at home is helping stop the spread of COVID-19, but what happens when home itself is not safe? As millions across the nation have been sheltering in place, domestic violence has been on rise. Join us on Tuesday, May 19th at 5:00 PM PDT for a conversation with local and statewide experts to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted domestic violence survivors and how you can help. There are those in our community uniquely impacted by the shelter in place order and heightened economic stress. Despite the relief actions put into motion by elected officials, many existing relief programs do not take the disproportionate impact on these members of our communities into account. We’ll share the latest on how we can address issues impacting women and girls in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – and how we can all ensure a healthy and safe community for all. GUESTS: Julia Arroyo, @YoungWomenFree San Francisco Site Director, Young Women’s Freedom Center Kathy Black, @LaCasaSF Executive Director, La Casa de las Madres Sonya Passi, @PassiSonya Founder and CEO, FreeFrom MODERATORS: Autumn McDonald, @Autumn_McDo Senior Fellow & Head of New America CA Debbie Mesloh, @debmesloh Commissioner, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women This event was made possible by the generosity of the Blue Shield of California Foundation and Women's Foundation California. ==================================== We are dedicated to renewing the promise of America by continuing the quest to realize our nation's highest ideals, honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create. Subscribe to our channel for new videos on a wide range of policy issues: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=newamericafoundation Subscribe to The New America Weekly and other newsletters: http://www.newamerica.org/subscribe/# Visit newamerica.org