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View events for the week of 12/15/2020
COVID's Hidden Toll: Discussion with Filmmakers and Policy Leaders
Date Tuesday December 15
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorBerkeley Food Institute
Location Details
Virtual Event
Join the Berkeley Food Institute for screening of clips from the FRONTLINE PBS film, “COVID’s Hidden Toll” and discussion with the film’s creators. Along with Assemblymember and Agriculture Committee Chair Robert Rivas, and other esteemed guests, we will examine the inequities for farmworkers’ health being exposed amid the current pandemic.

The film, of which select clips will be shown, examines how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. The documentary, follows the pandemic’s victims who are essential workers often invisible to many people relying on them, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and are suffering higher rates of illness.

Access Coordinator
Nathalie Muñoz, namc93 [at] berkeley.edu, 510-529-1533

CART Captioning will be provided. If you require any other accommodation for effective communication in order to fully participate in this virtual event, please contact Nathalie Muñoz at least 7–10 days in advance.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 2nd, 2020 12:09 PM

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ACLU Files Lawsuit in Defense of Meatpacking Workers

Bloody Masks and Fevers on Shift: Immigrant Workers Face Abuse
in Nebraska Meatpacking Plant (pub. Nov. 23, 2020)

"This week the ACLU filed suit against [meatpacking plant] Noah’s Ark Processors LLC, alleging that the company pressures workers to remain on shift even when they become symptomatic, isn't replacing blood-stained masks during their long shifts, has done nothing to facilitate social distancing inside the plant, and is failing to provide onsite testing to identify emerging infection clusters."

For the full article, go to: https://www.aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/bloody-masks-and-fevers-on-shift-immigrant-workers-face-abuse-in-nebraska-meatpacking-plant/
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