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Five on Friday: Worker Deaths on Small Farms Need to Be Investigated

 Five on Friday: Worker Deaths on Small Farms Need to Be Investigated

Welcome back to Five on Friday – your weekly dose of health justice news and views, as recommended by MCN staff. So why not sit back, relax, and read? Grab a pumpkin-spiced beverage of your choice, find a comfy couch, and dive into our five recommendations for the week: 


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Alma G. recommended this beautiful photo-heavy article from NPR highlighting indigenous midwives. These Indigenous Mexican Women Are Reclaiming Their Power Through Ancestral Practices 

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Amy is quoted in this excellent article from ProPublica, which is also available in Spanish. Dairy Workers on Wisconsin’s Small Farms Are Dying. Many of Those Deaths Are Never Investigated

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Kaethe shared this article from an Oakland-based independent arts and media organization focused on San Francisco Bay Area Latinx and Mayan immigrant communities. What El Tímpano Learned Training 100+ Latino Immigrants on Disinformation Defense 

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Claire shared this new study out of Harvard that found that eating just two servings of processed or unprocessed red meat per week increases one’s risk of developing diabetes, a condition that disproportionately affects BIPOC and low-income adults in the US. Red Meat Consumption Associated with Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk 

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Weekly Win: Wednesday was Larry Itliong Day in California, to honor the Filipino-American farmworker and organizer who along with César Chávez and Dolores Huerta led the massive Delano grape boycott of the late 1960s. Larry Itliong, Filipino American Leader in the Labor Movement, Honored across California

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!