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Community Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Water in One California Town

Rosa Perez worries about what many years of consuming the tap water in Fuller Acres might have done to her family’s health. PHOTO BY MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO “Lawmakers need to figure out better ways to balance the interests of industry with protecting people’s health.” BY CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT n the dusty outskirts of Bakersfield, California, Rosa Perez and her family are living without a basic housing amenity—clean water. … Continue reading Community Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Water in One California Town

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Why I Gave Away My Salary During the Pandemic

The author, left, with her husband and son.PHOTO FROM SHOSHANA MEIRA FRIEDMAN One evening in May 2020, my husband and I sat on the kitchen floor, exhausted from another day of working from home and caring for our 2-year-old in the pandemic. A week earlier, Yotam had been laid off. We were able to collect unemployment, and he would now begin to start his own … Continue reading Why I Gave Away My Salary During the Pandemic

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A Tribute to Indigenous Mothers by Their Indipino Children

Filipino fathers and Indigenous mothers with their Indipino children. PHOTO BY GILBERT ALMAZAN Indigenous and Aboriginal women on Bainbridge Island had to hide their identity. Now, their adult children embrace it. BY VALERIE SCHLOREDT Honor Thy Mother is a documentary tribute to the Aboriginal Canadian and Native American women who assimilated into a Filipino immigrant community on Bainbridge Island in the 1940s. In the film, their adult children … Continue reading A Tribute to Indigenous Mothers by Their Indipino Children