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One year after the murder of George Floyd, we have seen powerful protests, organizing, and grassroots movement building in support of racial justice, alongside calls to address systemic racism and inequity in policing and related institutions.

 

On the fifth, and last day of Poverty Action Week, we look at ways in which we can support essential workers after the pandemic, and how this is being done locally.

 

On the fourth day of Poverty Action Week, we feature community members, graduate students, and faculty. We dive into questions about workers’ rights advocacy and actions we need to take as a society to close the gap between the rhetoric that supports this essential population, and the reality we know they face.

 

On the third day of Poverty Action Week, we highlight  essential workers in our own community, botrh on campus and in the surrounding area, through photos and an interview. Check out our Instagram for more!

 

On the second day of Poverty Action Week, The Year of the Invisible Essential Worker: Closing the Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality we examine the structural and historical factors that have lead to poor wages and working conditions among essential workers. We also discuss why some essential workers' contributions are less visible than others. 

 

On the first day of Poverty Action Week, The Year of the Invisible Essential Worker: Closing the Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality we explore what essential work is and who essential workers are. 

 

This Poverty Action Week we shine a spotlight on the often overlooked frontline essential workers sustaining our economy and society in such sectors as farming, grocery and delivery, and transportation, and on our campus in such areas as graduate research, dining and custodial services.

In solidarity with the movement to abolish campus police and the call for a nationwide day of refusal on May 3, the Blum Center will be closed today.

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