Five on Friday: Workers March to "Build a New World"
Aníbal messaged staff about this week's 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico. He offered up this article about one researcher's journey to better understand the island 's history, post-emancipation. Black Puerto Rican History
Esther forwarded on OSHA’s kickoff of their new U and T visa program, on March 30th. "U Visas" and "T Visas" allow victims of specific crimes to help law enforcement detect, investigate, and prosecute crimes without fear of retaliation based on their immigration status. Empowering Workers: OSHA U&T Visa Certification Program Kickoff
Claire sent in the Axios article where MCN's Amy is quoted saying, “From being low-wage workers with fewer protections ... and then also when you look at housing, sometimes that's directly tied to your employer ... it's like your livelihood, your housing, all of this stuff becomes at risk.” What a Deluged California Means for Farmworkers
Alma recommended the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's beautifully videoed recap of their March to Build a New World last week in Florida, calling on major grocers and fast-food restaurants to adopt the Fair Food Program. Build A New World March: Stepping off from Pahokee
Weekly Win: Karen celebrated this NPR article which highlights the critical work of mobile clinics. Clinics on Wheels Bring Doctors and Dentists to Health Care Deserts
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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