Essential Today, Essential for the Future
Latinos and an Equitable Labor Market Recovery
11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. CT
The underlying economic inequities in Massachusetts have been uncovered and magnified as we’ve faced the challenges of a pandemic this past year and a half. The goal of this forum is to understand the contributions made during the height of the pandemic by Latino workers—many of whom were deemed essential and kept vital services running. Through this lens, we will examine how and why an equitable labor market recovery for Latinos in Massachusetts is essential, now and in the future.
Together, we will seek a path forward. We will identify steps toward investing in equitable recovery and socioeconomic well-being across all communities.
- Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Charlie Baker, Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Phyllis Barajas, CEO and Founder, CONEXION - Advancing Latino Leadership
- Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Chief Executive Officer, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
- Prabal Chakrabarti, Executive Vice President & Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Juan Fernando Lopera, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health
- M. Lee Pelton, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation
- Mahesh Ramachandran, Chief Economist, Economic Research Division, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
- Robert (Bob) Rivers, CEO & Chair, Eastern Bank
Equitable recovery “requires solutions that incorporate Hispanic demographic at the core.”
World Economic Forum, Now is the time for a ‘great reset’
Welcoming Remarks: Latinos and the Massachusetts Economy
Executive Vice President and Community Affairs Officer,
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
From Legacy to Equity: A Conversation with the Latino Equity Fund
The focus of the Latino Equity Fund has changed. From the name of the fund to the focal point of its core work around the economic prosperity and health equity for Latinos. What has changed? Why, and why now?
Co-chair of the Latino Equity Fund,
The Boston Foundation & Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer,
Beth Israel Lahey Health
CEO and Founder,
CONEXION - Advancing Latino Leadership
The Role of Philanthropy and Business: What is the change that we wish to see?
Philanthropy and businesses have shifted their giving and hiring to address the needs of the community, in particular communities of color. What role can they play in the equitable economic recovery for Latinos? What is happening in these two industries? What needs to happen in the future?
President and CEO,
The Boston Foundation
Chief Executive Officer,
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Message from Governor Charlie Baker
Remarks on economy, workforce and introduction of the new initiative
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Presentation of the Diversity Dashboard: Latinos in Massachusetts
Discussion of new research initiatives aimed at better understanding and responding to inequities in the workforce for Latinos
Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Chief Economist, Economic Research Division,
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
The Rhode Island Labor Market in Recovery: Where is the Skills Gap?
Labor Markets During and After the Pandemic
Exploring Rhode Island's Economic and Labor Market Challenges
Labor Market Transitions and the Availability of Unemployment Insurance