EMS provides research, reporting and translation services to ethnic media on the coronavirus pandemic.

EMS works with a network of over 2,000 ethnic media outlets nationwide

EMS informs and engages hard-to reach communities on critical issues

EMS enhances the capacity of ethnic media through reporting, fellowships and briefings

Covid-19
Videos

A Conversation with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara about Covid-19

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

California’s worker compensation system aims to provide medical and wage benefits to those injured on the job. What happens when workers deemed “essential” get sick from COVID-19 on the job? Many are uninsured or underinsured or are undocumented. What are California authorities doing to keep employers and insurers in check.

Statewide initiatives to mitigate impact of pandemic.

Assemblymember David Chiu, CA Assembly District 17

Impact of COVID-19 on native Americans, lack of funding, community-specific resources

Virginia Hedrick, California Consortium for Urban Indian Health

Coming
Events

CALL-TO-ACTION TO SAN FRANCISCO PARENTS: COUNT US IN!

WHEN/WHERE: June 3, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, online video conference

WHY: EMS announce the winners of an Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) – sponsored city-wide contest for 14-21 year-olds on “Why My Family Counts” and introduces four of the 100-plus contestants. Census advocates document how San Francisco is behind the state-wide average in self-response rates, possible reasons why and what is to be done.

TRACKING THE PANDEMIC: TBA

WHEN/WHERE: June 5, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, online video conference

WHY: TBA


RECENT EVENTS

STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE

WHEN/WHERE: May 29, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, online video conference

WHY:A majority of “mom and pop” small businesses are founded by ethnic Americans. Many have been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic. EMS’s May 29 briefing brings together experts to discuss strategies for recovery and even long-term growth. Overall, 90 percent of minority and women founded business were shut out of the Paycheck Protection Program.

THE SHADOW PANDEMIC: COVID-19’S IMPACT ON WOMEN

WHEN/WHERE: May 22, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, online video conference

WHY: Experts will present and discuss a UN Women Report that explains how the crisis has exacerbated gender inequality, discuss the history of women and pandemics and track the rise of domestic violence and impact on key women issues going forward.

CENSUS DELAYS – WHAT TEXAS REDISTRICTING MEANS FOR IMMIGRANTS AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

WHEN/WHERE: May 20, 1 PM – 2 PM CST, online video conference

WHY: A delay in the census because of COVID-19 pandemic could push Texas redistricting into legislative overtime. Next year’s redistricting round will be the first time in nearly half a century that the Texas legislature can redraw maps without any federal supervision to ensure they don’t discriminate against communities of color.

CORONAVIRUS SCAMS, HOW TO AVOID THEM, RESOURCES FOR DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC’S FINANCIAL IMPACT

WHEN/WHERE: May 15, 11-11:30 PM PST (English) & 11:30-12 PM PST (Spanish), online video conference

WHY: Two experts – both lawyers with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency – will share information on Coronavirus scams they’re seeing, advice on how to avoid them, and resources for getting through the pandemic’s financial impact.

MIDDLE EASTERN NORTH AFRICAN (MENA) AND THE 2020 CENSUS – THE STAKES FOR POLITICAL REPRESENTATION

WHEN/WHERE: May 13, 11 AM – 12 PM PST, online video conference

WHY: An online video conference with ethnic and community media from California to discuss the challenges of engaging Middle Eastern and North African communities in the 2020 census, featuring media, community leaders, and stakeholders.

COVID-19’S IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPING WORLD

WHEN/WHERE: May 8, 11 AM – 12 PM PST, online video conference

WHY: The UN World Food Program predicts “hunger pandemics”; migration flows have ground to a halt; desperate people seek survival in the forests, putting the rainforest at risk. Experts review the trends as the pandemic spreads to the developing world. Global leadership will have to address these crises as an integral part of the pandemic.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC – CAN AMERICA SAFELY GO BACK TO WORK IN MAY?

WHEN/WHERE: May 1, 11 AM – 12 PM PST, online video conference

WHY: An online video conference discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, the California government’s response to the crisis, health disparities among Latinos and African Americans, and the impact on children and education.

HOW TO DETECT AND REPORT ON DISINFORMATION

WHEN/WHERE: April 24, 11 AM – 12 PM PST, online video conference

WHY: Ethnic media are trusted messengers but we are inundated with mis- and dis-information about issues crucial to our communities – from the 2020 census to the pandemic to elections. EMS is honored to host a seminar with two of the country’s leading disinformation experts. The zoom conference call will cover real-world examples of census disinformation and offer recommendations for how to report on disinformation responsibly.

TRACKING THE PANDEMIC – A CONVERSATION WITH CALIFORNIA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER RICARDO LARA

WHEN/WHERE: April 22, 11 AM – 12 PM PST, online video conference

WHY: California’s worker compensation system aims to provide medical and wage benefits to those injured on the job. What happens when workers deemed “essential” get sick from COVID-19 on the job? Many are uninsured or underinsured or are undocumented. What are California authorities doing to keep employers and insurers in check.

COVID-19 VIDEO CONFERENCE: PANDEMIC IMPACT ON ETHNIC POPULATIONS

WHEN/WHERE: April 17, 11 AM – 12 PM PST, online video conference

WHY: An ethnic media briefing on the ongoing COVID-19 situation, including an update on the pandemic and briefing on statewide initiatives to mitigate the impact.

ACCESSING HEALTHCARE AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICES DURING THE PANDEMIC

WHEN/WHERE: April 8, online video conference

WHY: This will be EMS’s third online briefing for ethnic news media to hear from Medical and legal experts and advocates about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the health and wellbeing of their communities EMS will host these telebriefings on a weekly basis over the next eight to ten weeks.

CALIFORNIA COMPLETE COUNT – CENSUS 2020 BRIEFING

WHEN/WHERE: April 1, online video conference

WHY: The telebriefing gives you direct access to California’s leading expert on the census, Ditas Katague, Director of California Complete Count office for the 2020 census.

COVID-19 BRIEFING – THE BASICS FOR ALL COMMUNITIES

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 27, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST (English) / 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST (Spanish)

WHY: Public health officials, frontline health care providers, legal experts & advocates addressed major concerns for all communities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE HIGH STAKES FOR FLORIDA’S DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN THE 2020 CENSUS

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 24, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST online video conference

WHY: An online video conference with ethnic and community media from Miami-Dade & Broward Counties to discuss the challenges of engaging Florida’s diverse communities in the 2020 census.  Learn why advocates see the census as a tool of empowerment for their communities.

CENSUS BRIEFING: THE STAKES FOR PACIFIC ISLANDERS

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 14, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST, Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, San Mateo

WHY: The population of Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians in California has grown dramatically over the last decade, yet the community remains largely invisible.  The census is an ideal opportunity to strengthen communications with these groups.

ADDRESSING SECURITY OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ISSUES

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

WHY: Leading civil rights advocates and states census officials will host a telephone press briefing to discuss the start of the 2020 census, protections around census data confidentiality, and the work being done to encourage participation across the country.

CALIFORNIA CENSUS ROUNDTABLE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 9, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST Pala Casino Spa and Resort, Pala

WHY: A roundtable on the 2020 Census in California featuring representatives from the Census Bureau, Native American media and community leaders, and stakeholders and experts.

THE HIGH STAKES FOR SOUTH, SOUTHEAST, & CENTRAL ASIANS IN THE 2020 CENSUS

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 5, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco

WHY: A focus on South, Southeast, and Central Asian populations, to amplify the voice & activities of community leaders working to promote the Census and strengthen communications outreach by building connections to nonprofits and ethnic media.


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