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Workshop on the Impact of COVID-19 on Latinas in California and Policy Solutions

Latina mom and daughter wearing a protective face mask

Event Details

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT

Online Zoom Session

For more information about this event, please email sppevents@pepperdine.edu, or call 310.506.7490.

This event is hosted by the Pepperdine School of Public Policy's Diversity Committee and Women in Public Policy student organization in observance of Women's History Month. This workshop has the goal to be interactive, where presenters will provide a background of Latinas' experiences during COVID-19 in California and also lead a discussion of possible policy solutions on how to address the challenges Latinas face during COVID-19 among the audience.

Presenters will share findings from a current report titled "Financial Stress Among Latino Adults in California During COVID-19" based on quantitative and qualitative data collected among 84 Latinos in California. Participants for this study were recruited through the internet panel Understanding America Study (UAS) and among Low and Moderate Income (LMI) Latinos who participated in the Mobile Financial Diaries (MFD) project, which took place during 2018-2019. Data about personal experiences during COVID-19 in November 2020 was collected and compared to data collected during the period August-October 2018. Given the characteristics of participants, the study seems to portray the experiences of Latinos in California who are working, speak English, are US citizens, and have relatively high levels of educational attainment and health insurance. The study findings are relevant to the experiences of Latinas during COVID-19, which will be the focus of the workshop.

Zoom details will be provided in your email confirmation following registration. 

SPP Students can receive one professional development credit for this event.


  • Vanessa Cruz, a first-year student
  • Deja Frederick, a second-year student
  • Susie Herrera, a second-year student


Funding for the collection of data for this study was provided by the Pepperdine Office of the Provost and School of Public Policy Dean's Office.