New Report on NYC Street Vendors and Canners Reveals Depth of COVID Exclusion on Informal Workforce

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27 January 2021 - 27 January 2021

January 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Tens of thousands of New York City residents make a living on NYC's streets and sidewalks, selling food, merchandise, and recycling deposit-marked containers. Severe restrictions due to COVID-19 wrought devastation on the lives of these workers and small business owners, the extent of which is revealed in groundbreaking new research by the Street Vendor Project, Sure We Can and WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing).

By asking workers how much money they have lost, what they did to survive, and how they're trying to recover, our panelists will shine a light on the true impact of the pandemic on these worker's lives.

Canners and street vendors demand to be included in the city and state’s recovery. Join this online panel discussion to hear from street vendors, canners, legislators and advocates to discuss the urgent measures required to rebuild. 


  • State Senator Jessica Ramos; 
  • State Senator Julia Salazar; 
  • Mohamed Saad and Mohamed Attia (representing NYC street vendors, Street Vendor Project); ● Chicago Crosby, Ryan Castalia and Chris Hartman (representing NYC Canners, from Sure We Can); 
  • Jenna Harvey (representing WIEGO)  

To attend, sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdeGsqTMoE9DnqGGb-4Dj3Y3jXFwPKUEl

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