Creating Adequate Space to Address Cultural Barriers: Addressing the Empty Space Left by COVID

Leezel Tanglao
Leezel Tanglao
Creating Adequate Space to Address Cultural Barriers: Addressing the Empty Space Left by COVID

As the pandemic hit the U.S. in the spring, I, along with my peers struggled with how to take care of family and friends - who many are working in essential roles and as front-liners. As Filipinos, we thrive being together but now we have to answer the question, 'how can we be together when...

As the pandemic hit the U.S. in the spring, I, along with my peers struggled with how to take care of family and friends - who many are working in essential roles and as front-liners. As Filipinos, we thrive being together but now we have to answer the question, 'how can we be together when we can't be together? Who is taking care of the caretakers of the world?" So we decided to take our destiny in our hands and face these issues by creating a space where the community continues to thrive - a virtual help desk providing reliable and vital information.

You will walk away from this chat with:

  • An understanding of how you can positively impact your communities during this pandemic
  • Strategies for building community resilience

Meet The Speaker

Leezel Tanglao
Leezel Tanglao
I Am An Unflappable Multimedia Journalist With More Than A Decade Of Experience

Leezel Tanglao is a bridge journalist at the intersection of editorial, product, business development and sales. She currently leads membership and innovation at HuffPost. She consults with companies through her company, StatFury. Leezel's other previous stints include: Associated Press, CNN, CBSNews.com, VICE News, NowThis, ABCNews.com, KCBS/KCAL and Press-Enterprise. She is a 2019 Filipino Young Leaders Program delegate and currently sits on the FYLPRO Board of Directors and is the Chair of the FYLPRO COVID19 task force. If you’re wondering how to say her name, it’s pronounced LEE-ZEL (not Liesel from the “Sound of Music”).

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