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Community and Diversity

Michelle M.
Caldeira (she/her)

Isabel PérezDoherty (she/her)

Jennifer Harris
(she/her)

Emma Jenkin
(she/her)

Senior Vice President,
College Bound
Dorchester

Director Philanthropy
and Strategic Impact,
YWCA Canada

Founder and President,
JH Collective

Senior Communications
Officer, University of
Toronto Schools

Cyronica Lackey
(she/her)

Brooke Truesdale,
CFRE (she/her)

Julie Wright
(she/her)

Manager, Bike US,
National MS Society
(USA)

Individual and Planned
Gifts Officer, San Diego
Zoo Global

Sarah Cortell
Vandersypen,
CFRE (she/her)

T

he Great Equalizer. In the early days of the
COVID-19 pandemic, New York Governor Andrew
Cuomo called the coronavirus the "great equalizer"
(Washington Post, 2020). This single tweet encapsulated a
dangerous misconception about the pandemic-that we
would all experience the impacts of COVID-19 equally.
Cuomo was wrong. COVID-19 has been one of the
greatest amplifiers of inequity in a century.

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
For those with privilege and wealth-or those fortunate
enough to work in white-collar jobs-COVID-19
presented a complicated but not insurmountable
October 2020 / www.afpglobal.org	

Vice President of
Advancement and
Strategy, Center for
Development and
Learning

Development Specialist,
San Diego Zoo Global

challenge. For those low-income and front-line service
workers, COVID-19 is devastating both personally and
financially. Historic inequalities have placed a greater
proportion of racialized and ethnic minority populations
near or below the poverty lines. Many lost their jobs
or were forced to work throughout the height of the
pandemic despite fears of contracting the virus or
bringing it home to their families.	
The pandemic has also had a significant impact on
women. Women represent the majority of front-line
service, hospitality, healthcare and retail workers in
North America, and they are disproportionately impacted
by layoffs and shutdowns (The New York Times, 2020).
Between March and April 2020, twice as many Canadian
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