June is Pride Month, and for Sacramento, that usually means tens of thousands of people gathering for the annual Pride March and Festival. But the pandemic has canceled in-person events for the second year in a row, as the LGBTQ+ community continues to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19; we examine the issue, what it looks like in Sacramento, and how the community has responded to the challenges.
And as we start to reemerge into the world, what are our social interactions going to look like? A psychology expert joins the show with more on what to expect and what to make of behaviors we’re seeing right now. Plus, with the country’s workforce continuously evolving, we learn more about the so-called ‘labor shortage,’ prospective 4-day workweeks, and the millions of women forced out of their jobs and hurting their potential future earnings.
- Fast Company magazine contributor, professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, and Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations, Art Markman, discusses social interaction post-pandemic
- Former Obama Administration Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration and President of WorkingNation, Jane Oates, explains the impact of a shorter/4-day work week, how much women’s jobs have suffered during COVID-19, and the current ‘labor shortage’
- Sacramento-based activist and philanthropist and Director of California TRANScends, Ebony Harper, on how the pandemic has impacted the LGBTQ+ community, how it’s responded to the challenges, and how race factors in
- Chief Program Officer for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center Koby Rodriguez with more on the impact COVID-19 has had on the LGBTQ+ community, the work the Center is doing, and Pride events this month