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Five on Friday: Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! We are revving up for 2020, and we’re so grateful to have you along the ride with us, working hard for health justice. Here are a few reads that have kept us up to date. Have a safe and healthy 2020!



A map of the globe with icons representing areas in danger


Jillian shared this climate report:

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A construction worker standing precariously on a ladder


Alma shared an article from EHS Advisor, entitled, “The Top Occupational Safety and Health Issues for 2020: An Employer’s Guide.”

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A woman living in poverty putting her head in her hand


Del shared the article, “Gana paso la pobreza en Puerto Rico,” which includes two communities served by Hospital General Castañer, a community health center that regularly partners with MCN.


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A child crying


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

Looking internationally, Karen forwarded on, “Self-Harm, Fear, Neglect: New Reports Show Horror Faced by Lone Children at Greek Migrant Camp.”

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Farmworkers moving packaged produce through a field


Weekly Win: Jess sent in “Immigrants Lift Up a Food System in Need of Reform,” from Civil Eats, which is subtitled, “Farmworker advocates argue that if we want to revitalize the food economy, we must embrace—and not criminalize—immigrants.”



Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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