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Thank you for joining us for the State of Black Workers in San Diego County! If you missed it, or want to watch it again, the recording is now available. You can also enjoy the playlist we put together for the event here.

We invite you to continue the conversation online by utilizing #BlackWorkersRising and tagging CPI on Twitter (@CPIsd). Sign up for our emails and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on upcoming events and actions.

You can also donate to support the new San Diego Black Worker Center (SDBWC), which was introduced in this panel. If you have any questions, please send an email to cpi@cpisandiego.org with “SDBWC” in the subject line. More information about the SDBWC will be available soon.

Thank you and stay tuned for more events like this!

Black workers in San Diego and across the country face higher rates of unemployment, are paid lower wages for the same work and are overrepresented in essential work. Systemic racism and labor discrimination has created these outcomes and has meant that Black families are among the most impacted by the pandemic and economic recessions.

On February 23 at 12pm our panel discussed systemic racism and labor, the current reality for Black workers in San Diego, ways we can support Black worker organizing like the new San Diego Black Worker Center.

We were joined by the following expert panelists:

Crystal Irving BCLI 2019 CPI San Diego
Crystal Irving, MSW

Member Political Organizer Chair at SEIU Local 221 and Protective Services Worker at SD County Child Welfare Services

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Brisa Johnson

Civic Engagement Manager at UDW and Lead Coordinator of the San Diego Black Worker Center

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Dr. Mychal Odom

Black Studies Professor

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Satomi Rash-Zeigler

Director of Program Development and Outreach at the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council

Written by CPI San Diego

Justice for Warehouse Workers/ Justicia Para Trabajadores de almacen

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