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Five on Friday: Cancer Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

Five on Friday: COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Centers

It’s Friday! Time to peek into the inboxes of MCN staff. Each week, we share lots of news, resources, and videos among ourselves to keep up to date. Here are a few we wanted to highlight, including a double weekly win out of Maryland.


Fannie Lou Hamer

Del recommended the February 21st screening of this short film on the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hammer, offered by the WIN Network in honor of Black History Month. Fannie in Three Acts: Screening + Artist Talk + Panel

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Graphs included in paper

Amy shared this study – note that it is still in pre-print – that found that essential workers have borne the brunt of COVID deaths, with the risk to agricultural workers the highest of all. COVID-19 Mortality and Excess Mortality among Working-Age Californians, by Occupational Sector: March 2020 through November 2021

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Farmworkers apply pesticide to a field

Did you miss it? Candace and Claire published a piece in Public Health Post that we recommend you read. Cancer Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers


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A photo of the person featured in the article

Weekly Win: Amy celebrated this young immigrant’s success story in Amy’s home state of Maryland. Young Undocumented Immigrants in Maryland Can’t Grow Up to Be Whatever They Want. This Graduate Student Is Trying to Change That.

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People gathered outside

Weekly Win: Kaethe shared another Maryland story that chronicles the broad sense of collectivism, shared responsibility, and convivir in the Latinx communities served by Mary’s Center. Covid Precautions Are Part of Hispanic Community’s Efforts to Tend to Community Good.

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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