COVID-19 In The Community - Virtual Panel Discussion Recap

Updated: Jun 18




Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,


We hope you were able to join us in our Virtual round-table discussion on COVID-19 in the Community, but for those who missed it, please enjoy the video recap below. This video picks up after the introduction of our Panelists, right as Michael Curry, Esq. begins to answer the question, "What kind of structural inequities both, present and historical, do you think coronavirus has exposed?"


Here attached is the De Novo Center for Justice and Healing resources file that Mojdeh Rohani mentions in discussion:

De Novo Center resourcespdf


Our deepest gratitude to all of our Panelists for sharing their time with us.

Sarah Iddrissu is the Executive Director for non-profit, Educators for Excellence. Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of more than 30,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession.


Elise Springuel is the Program Manager for Food Link. Food Link delivers nutritious food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and eggs, to organizations that serve low income people in the Arlington area.


Michael Curry is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Mass League of Community Health Centers and the immediate past President of the Boston branch of the NAACP. He was recently re-appointed to the National NAACP’s Executive Committee.


Inae Hwang is co-chair of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee for Arlington Public Schools. Arlington SEPAC provides support and networking opportunities for parents and guardians of children with special educational needs.


Mojdeh Rohani is the Executive Director for De Novo Center for Justice and Healing. De Novo provides free civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people.


Juliann Flaherty is Arlington’s Chief of Police. Flaherty had served as Acting Chief since Frederick Ryan's retirement in January 2019. She is the first woman appointed to the role.

Arlington values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a community where everyone is heard, respected, and protected.


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