- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Address: New York, NY United States
Sponsored by Sulo: The Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU; New York Southeast Asia Network; NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service; NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Nearly a third of the nurses who have died of coronavirus in the United States are Filipino/Filipinx, according to National Nurses United, even though Filipino/Filipinx nurses make up just 4.5% of the nursing workforce nationwide. About 25% of Filipinos in the New York City metropolitan area work in healthcare. In the Philippines, frontline healthcare workers have been targeted for harassment and received inadequate levels of support from the government.
Emerson Ea (NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing), Kym Villamer (Clinical Nurse Manager), and Dr. Gideon Lasco (University of the Philippines, Diliman) discuss the challenges facing Filipino/Filipinx frontline healthcare workers in the US and in the Philippines in their struggle for a response to the pandemic that protects their livelihoods and well-being.