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Five on Friday: California to Provide Food Assistance to All

 Five on Friday: California to Provide Food Assistance to All

We’re tumbling into the weekend once again, and, unsurprisingly, the staff of Migrant Clinicians Network had a lot to share this week. Here are five must-read/must-listen/must-watch pieces that MCNers shared this week – with three Weekly Wins to raise our spirits as we wrap up the week.


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Candaces asks, “Any other fans of This American Life?” The second act of the radio program’s most recent edition covers, set in Tijuana, “describes the heartbreaking differences between how the Ukrainians there are treated compared to the Central Americans & Mexicans who are waiting to cross the border. My Lying Eyes

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The director of a shelter at the border

Speaking of the border, many shelters and other supporters of asylum seekers are gearing up for the end of Title 42 later this month. Brenda forwarded on this MSN video. ‘Mob Mentality:’ Director of Shelter in Texas on Expected Migrant Surge

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People buying groceries

Weekly Win: Kaethe shared this good news out of the Golden State, reported by The Counter. California Is Moving Toward Food Assistance for All Populations—Including Undocumented Immigrants


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A wildfire and smoke

Weekly Win: Claire forwarded on the newly updated workplace guidance from Oregon OSHA that will protect farmworkers and other outdoor workers from wildfire smoke, effective July 1st. As wildfires continue to rage across the West, let’s hope more Western states follow suit. Oregon OSHA’s Adoption of Rules to Address Employee Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

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A child makes the shape of a heart with their hands

Weekly Win: Alma shared the announcement of a new commission from the Pan American Health Organization, which will offer recommendations to accelerate action on mental health in the region. Also available in Spanish. PAHO Establishes High-Level Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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