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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

We have all seen reports that frontline workers of color are disproportionately affected by Covid-19, and the Filipino American population is no different. According to National NursesUnited, Filipinos make up 4% of registered nurses in the US and yet they accounted for 26.4% of nurses who died from COVID-19 and related complications. October is Filipino American History Month, and it seems fitting to recognize these frontline workers as heroes. Follow the history of why 1 in 4 health workers in the US are Filipino through photos on CNN.
Tuesday, Nov 9 at 1pm  “The History Against Truthful History” Webinar Don’t miss Season 2 of La Historia Uncovered, a conversation about the history of voting rights in Latino communities, with University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Dean, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto. Click here to sign up.

Facts Corner:
October is Arts Month! Ever wonder why ancient Europeans are depicted as White even though Ancient Europe was actually more diverse? While paintings from Ancient Rome and Greece show a wide variety of skin tones that reflect a multi-ethnic society, statues do not. Learn why here.