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Five on Friday: Our Recovery From COVID

 Five on Friday: Our Recovery From COVID

...And June has arrived! Pull up a lounge chair, put some ice cubes in your tea – and read Five on Friday, our weekly rundown of articles offered by MCN staff to keep us updated on the goings-on in the world of health justice for migrants, immigrants, asylum seekers, and other marginalized people.

 

An illustration of people walking

Migration is often framed in terms of people moving from one country to another, but the number of people moving within their own borders is on the rise. Alma shared the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center's Global Report on Internal Displacement 2022, which has a special focus on children and youth. Global Report on Internal Displacement 2022

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Farmworkers in the field

Slavery in the US? Del shared this NPR article that tracks the US's growing dependence on H-2A workers, and numerous exploitations that can occur in the system, including physical abuse, illegal transport, illegal fees, withholding of wages, and overcharging. A Human-Trafficking Case Exposed Farmworker Abuses. The Government Is Promising Change

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A person with a loudspeaker

An equitable recovery from the pandemic should include messages from public health practitioners, says a new California-focused report from Berkeley Media Studies Group, forwarded on by Kaethe. Talking About Our Recovery From COVID: How Public Health Practitioners Can Emphasize Equity

 

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A convention about guns

Have you heard of the commercial determinants of health? This opinion piece from The Hill, forwarded by Amy, spawned internal conversation on the many commercial industries that influence health, from sugar to pesticides. Insidious Firearms Industry Messaging Fuels Our Epidemic of Gun Violence

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Immigrant Heritage Month

Weekly Win: On Tuesday, President Biden proclaimed June to be National Immigration Heritage Month, and used his proclamation to outline ways that he is supporting immigration and immigrant and refugee communities. He ends with, “this National Immigrant Heritage Month, we honor our immigrants and recommit to remaining a country worthy of their dreams and aspirations, a Nation true to our enduring values, and a democracy that forever stands as a beacon of hope to the world.” A Proclamation on National Immigrant Heritage Month, 2022

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!

 

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