Thank you for joining our virtual panel discussion, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color”, held on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 PM. If you missed the panel, you can view the event by clicking below.

About the Event:

The pandemic has drastically heightened the inequities low-income women of color face, and because these injustices have existed for decades before 2020, we know they will sadly outlast COVID-19. However, the pandemic has underscored how sheltering in place does not inflict equivalent suffering on all people: women of color have been laid-off in record numbers, lack of safe & stable childcare has  increased, and mandated reporters have had fewer interactions with families at risk of experiencing domestic violence, creating a perfect storm for a pandemic within a pandemic. 

Join our panel discussion on the intersection of housing, employment and domestic violence, and the roles we can play in addressing the compounding crises facing women of color today. 


  • Sonia Gahimbare – Permanent Supportive Housing Clinical Manager, Housing Up
  • Sarah Jane Glynn – Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Liz Reinert – Executive Director, Suited for Change
  • Michelle Sewell – Crisis Shelter Director, D.C. Safe
  • Moderated by Christina Peay – VP of Philanthropy & Communications, Housing Up

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