Essential But Unwanted

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Essential But Unwanted

"The coronavirus sure has got our number.

Maybe nowhere has the onset of the pandemic spotlighted the hypocritical realities of modern American life more clearly than in the farm fields of Washington.

Farmworkers, many of them undocumented and for decades relegated to live in the shadows, suddenly have been classified, by the federal Department of Homeland Security, as “essential critical infrastructure workers” in the fight against the disease.

Many migrant workers are now being given letters " papers, if you will " that grant them special liense to violate stay-at-home orders so they can freely go to work to pick vegetables and fruit."

Read the rest of this Seattle Times article for more information.

Please join EDI student leaders via Zoom:

https://linnbenton.zoom.us/j/94163535838
Meeting ID: 941 6353 5838

Wednesday, May 27

Contact:

Heather Morijah

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