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News from EPI EPI Director of Policy to testify before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the civil rights impact of COVID-19

On Wednesday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, EPI Senior Economist and Director of Policy Heidi Shierholz will testify at a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearing about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on workers and civil rights. Heidi will be joined by a panel of other top experts to discuss job discrimination and other barriers to employment during the pandemic, and how to help promote compliance with equal employment opportunity laws. Learn more and watch the livestream here.


  • Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute
  • John Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
  • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
  • Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO, Society for Human Resources Management
  • Mónica Ramírez, Founder/President, Justice for Migrant Women, Co-founder, The Latinx House, Poderistas & Alianza Nacional de Campensinas
  • Damon Hewitt, Acting President and Executive Director/Executive Vice President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law


April 28, 2021

10:30 a.m. Eastern


Zoom Meeting