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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

“On the Frontlines: Filipino/Filipinx Healthcare Workers”--How the Pandemic Has Affected Frontline Workers in U.S. and the Philippines, May 4 Webinar

New York University will host “On the Front Lines: Filipino/Filipinx Healthcare Workers,” a webinar that will analyze the challenges facing Filipino/Filipinx frontline healthcare workers in the U.S. and in the Philippines during the pandemic, on Tues., May 4, 7-8:15 p.m. EDT (May 5, 7-8:15 a.m. in Manila).

Nearly a third of the nurses who have died of coronavirus in the U.S. are Filipino, according to National Nurses United, even though Filipino nurses make up just 4.5 percent of the nursing workforce nationwide (approximately 25 percent of Filipinos in the New York City metropolitan area work in healthcare). In the Philippines, frontline healthcare workers have been targeted for harassment and, experts say, have received inadequate levels of support from the government.

Event speakers:

  • Emerson Ea, assistant dean, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

  • Kym Villamer, clinical nurse manager

  • Gideon Lasco, MD, the University of the Philippines Diliman

  • John Gershman, clinical professor of public service, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (moderator)

  • Carolyn Dinshaw, NYU’s Dean for the Humanities and professor of English and Social and Cultural Analysis (introduction)

To register for this Zoom webinar, please visit the event page

The event is co-sponsored by Sulo: Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU, NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, and the New York Southeast Asia Network.

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