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Five on Friday: Pesticide poisonings in Watsonville and a day in the field with immigration enforcers in California

MCN Five on Friday


August is here! Only a few more days of peace before the rush of back-to-school madness. As you settle into your quiet August weekend, take a moment to read some of the news articles, reports, and opinion pieces that MCN staff sent around this week. What did you read that we should include? Let us know on Facebook.


  1. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, stepped away from her weeklong vacation to send in KQED’s California Report follow-up on a recent pesticide poisoning: “Dole, Driscoll’s Tied to Watsonville Chemical Incident That Sickened Farmworkers.”

  2. Jessica, Grant Writer, enjoyed the New York Times journalists’ report after they followed ICE agents in Southern California for a day, reporting the stories of those detained as well as the agents’ perspectives.

  3. Alma,  Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational Health, shared NPR’s piece, “New Campaign Teaches How To Help When A Muslim Is Harassed.”

  4. Claire, Writer and Editor, shared a STATNews op-ed piece, “Human trafficking must be officially recognized as a medical diagnosis.”

  5. Jillian, Director of Professional Development and Education, recommends “The State of the Medical-Legal Partnership Field: Findings from the 2016 National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Surveys.”


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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