The Latin American Association (LAA) and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) jointly present “The 2020 Latino Prosperity Conference: A Roadmap for Georgia’s Recovery.” This virtual conference will examine what future prosperity looks like for Georgia’s Latino families in light of their contributions and the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.
Hispanics are determined, resilient and hard-working. For decades, they have helped drive Georgia’s remarkable economic growth. However, they have been hit harder than other groups by the current crisis. Many have lost jobs or seen their hours cut back, while many others have had to continue working on the frontlines as the COVID-19 pandemic sees a resurgence, with an increasing number of Latinos getting sick.
Some in our community have to face the impossible choice of going to work and risk infection, or not working and risk eviction or foreclosure. Many Latino families have not been included in recovery relief, making it harder for our community to continue to help build Georgia’s future. Nevertheless, as the economy stabilizes, Latinos will fight through these challenges and will help chart a prosperous course forward.
When we were first planning this conference for earlier in 2020, unemployment was low, and the economic landscape was vastly different. But with Latino families determinedly powering through a pandemic and challenging job market, a lot has changed. So, we have recast this into a virtual conference to bring together stakeholders and address the challenges that our community is confronting and discuss the path forward to prosperity. This conference brings to the forefront urgent issues that affect Latinos and all Georgians, and our hope is that this fruitful discussion generates ideas and solutions that will continue to lift our community and the entire state.
We invite you to join us for “The 2020 Latino Prosperity Conference: A Roadmap for Georgia’s Recovery.” The conference is open to the public, and registration is free.
For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Andrew Englund, aenglund@thelaa.org.

 
 
 
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