Scholars and Advocates Hold Roundtable Media Briefing on Impact of Exclusion from Aid on Immigrant Women in New Jersey Under COVID

Rutgers University scholars and advocates for immigrant rights hosted a roundtable media briefing on immigrant women in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and health impacts of their exclusion from most safety net programs and aid. The panel was sponsored by Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Make the Road New Jersey, Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University,  New Jersey Policy Perspective. Click here to watch the panel.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Yana Rodgers, Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Faculty Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University
  • Dr. Andrea Hetling, Associate Professor and Chancellor Scholar and Director of the Public Policy Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University;
  • Alejandra Sorto, Campaign Strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey;
  • Vineeta Kapahi, Policy Analyst, Immigration and Economic Security, at New Jersey Policy Perspective.

InsiderNJ, October 22, 2020