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COVID-19 in East Tennessee: Focus on Local Latinx Communities

Sponsored by Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Modern Foreign Languages.

A panel discussion with local experts:

  • Liliana Burbano is a native of Colombia and has a Master’s in Sociology. Burbano works as a Public Health Planner for the Knox County Health Department and served as the Non-English Communications lead person for their COVID-19 emergency response team.
  • Laura Contreras-Alanís is a native of Mexico and works as a translator at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. She also is a HUD Certified Housing Counselor, and has coordinated with Hispanic families to access COVID-19 funds through the CARES Act, Knox Housing Grants, and other available resources to ensure they can remain in their homes.
  • Jeannine Fort has a Master’s in Public Health and works as a Spanish interpreter and translator for the Knox County Health Department and Women’s Health Clinic. Fort has been helping with the COVID-19 response as a contact tracer and interpreter for testing and vaccine administration.
  • Milo Stanojevich is a member of Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors (AKIN) and Welcoming Immigrant Neighbors -Blount County (WIN-BC). In 2021 he coordinated with Centro Hispano to help disburse AKIN’s emergency COVID relief funds to undocumented immigrants.

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Monday, October 11, 2021 at 5:30pm

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