In May, a nationwide survey found that Black- and Latinx-owned small businesses struggled to get financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent surveys in Marion County by PCUN found that many small business owners of color in the area also faced barriers to accessing aid. Through a grant from the Oregon Latinx Leadership Network, PCUN is offering workshops and stipends for small business owners. Omar Alvarado, advocacy organizer for PCUN, has been leading several workshops. And Lorena Heredia, who owns the business Desi Trucking, has taken workshops through the program. They join us.

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