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October 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hosted online
Amy Schiffer

President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour

“Why has COVID-19 disproportionately affected Latino communities?” with Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael F. Brown and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo for a conversation, “Why has COVID-19 disproportionately affected Latino communities?” Racial inequalities in the labor force, legal status and health care explain these outcomes. Focusing in particular on the long legacy of Mexican immigration, this session will discuss the occupational dangers that Latino immigrant workers face in the agricultural, domestic care, and restaurant sectors.

This event is free and open to members of the Board of Directors, Founders’ Society, and President’s Circle. Please RSVP to Amy Schiffer at schiffer@sarsf.org and she will send you the instructions to join via Zoom. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo was SAR’s 2017-2018 Weatherhead fellow. She is the Florence Everline Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. Her research examines how Latino immigrants negotiate challenges with informal sector work, varied legal status, and changing gender, family and community relations.  She has authored or edited nine books, and held research and writing fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation for the Humanities, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, UCSD’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, and the Getty Research Institute.  At USC, she enjoys helping undergraduate and graduate students construct their own research projects, and her teaching and mentorship have been recognized with the 2006 Mellon Excellence in Mentoring Award (for mentorship of graduate students), the 2000 General Education Teaching Award (for teaching freshmen students), and most recently with the 2015 Feminist Mentor Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society, in recognition of her mentorship of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.  In 2015, she received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association, International Migration Section, and in 2018 she received the Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association, Latina/o Sociology Section.


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