Video: Final in series on COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities

Seattle CityClub convened a third panel of experts on April 17, the final in a series of three, discussing how COVID-19 is affecting marginalized communities and what we can do to help.

Abriel Johnny, Community and Tribal Engagement Manager for HealthierHere, summed up the discussion on the virus’s impact on marginalized populations succinctly: “Each of our communities? We’re living this.”

Watch the video above for the full, in-depth discussion, moderated by CityClub’s Jeff Carter. Watch the first Civic Boot Camp on this topic here and the second Camp here.


  • HealthierHere Community and Tribal Engagement Manager Abriel Johnny
  • King County Promotores Network Co-Lead Giselle Zapata-García
  • Northwest Health Law Advocates Staff Attorney Huma Zarif


King County’s anti-stigma resource guide

WA Health Benefit Exchange coronavirus FAQ

King County’s COVID-19 fact sheet


HealthierHere (ICHS) works to eliminate disparities in health and well-being and address the power dynamics and structural racism present in the health care system that perpetuates inequities.

The King County Promotores Network is a culturally sensitive, lay health educator for the Latina community. It has been used throughout the United States to address domestic violence, chronic disease, and oral health. Link to website

Northwest Health Law Advocates is the consumer voice in the health care debate. It aims to improve access to health care for all Washington residents in furtherance of health as a human right.