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May 8, 2020


Confronting COVID-19 in Our Communities: Perspectives from Around the Region, Nation & World

COVID-19 has affected everyone across the world, but in unequal ways. To discuss how different communities are dealing with and fighting the virus, RPA is hosting three panel conversations that focus on regional, national and international action.


Regional Panel

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    Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones

    Senior Program Manager, Long Island Community Foundation

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    Staci Berger

    President and CEO, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

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    Michelle de la Uz

    Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee

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    Juanita James

    President & CEO, Fairfield County Community Foundation

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    Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD

    Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School

National Panel

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    Vanessa Barrios

    Senior Associate, State Programs & Advocacy, Regional Plan Association

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    Mariana Huerta Jones

    Senior Coalition & Communications Manager, Alliance for Community Transit - Los Angeles

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    Debbie Liu

    Community Engagement Associate, Metropolitan Planning Council

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    Laura Chu-Wiens

    Executive Director, Pittsburghers for Public Transit

International Panel

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    Uma Adusumilli

    Head of the Regional Planning Division of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority

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    Miguel Bucalem

    Professor, Polytechnic School of the Universidade de São Paulo

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    Miguel Gamiño

    Executive Vice President for Enterprise Partnerships and the Head of Global Cities, Mastercard

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    Moses Gates

    Vice President, Housing & Neighborhood Planning, Regional Plan Association

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    Jill Warren

    co-Chief Executive Officer, European Cyclist Federation