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Five on Friday: End of the Year

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Five on Friday end of the year


We’ve made it: It’s the last Five on Friday of the year! We asked MCN staff to offer up their favorite health justice and migrant health resources this year -- and the results flooded in. So, before you head out into the confetti and bubbly to celebrate the New Year, pause to read a few gems from 2018. (Let us know your favorite gems: email 



1 motivation for migration


Registration at the New England Journal of Medicine is worth it for “Crossing Borders,” a perspective piece by Marlene Martin, MD. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health, says, “it covers the motivations for migrating, the generosity of spirit of the Latino culture, the lack of appreciation of the contributions of immigrants in the US, and the bizarre impact of our current political scene on all of us -- all in two pages!”

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2 history of racial injustice


Karen, CEO, loved her History of Racial Injustice 2018 calendar, from the Equal Justice Initiative. “I found a year full of inescapable truths a profound reminder of our past and important to consider as we move forward day to day.” You can get the 2019 History of Racial Injustice calendar on their website.

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3 radiolab border trilogy


Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, encouraged us to listen to Radio Lab’s Border Trilogy -- a set of three podcasts exploring migrants’ deaths while trying to cross the border.


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the marshall project bookshelf


Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, offered up three book recommendations: Far Away Brothers, by Lauren Markham; Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario; and The Devil's Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea. She also sent us over to the Marshall Project, which compiled a great list of 2018 books related to criminal justice.

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5 global displacement report


Alma, Senior Program Manager, recommended the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018, by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.


Have a safe and healthy New Year.


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