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Recent posts by Gladys Godinez

Protect meatpacking plant workers and our food supply

Meatpacking plants across the country have become COVID-19 hotspots, and the struggles faced by the people working inside are apparent and alarming.

Our friends and neighbors are being asked to risk their health, safety, and lives without vital protections on the job which, in turn, is endangering our food supply and our entire communities. People working in meat and poultry plants continue to be asked to work shoulder to shoulder without critical protections and they are getting sicker and sicker as a result.

Join us in the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Please join the Center for Rural Affairs as we embark on the Food Solutions New England 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge together.

As an organization, we are committed to understanding and undoing racism in our food system. By taking the challenge, made up of small daily email prompts delivered each morning from March 30 through April 20, we can all easily participate in this transformative effort at our own pace.

Working together, celebrating each other: a diversity and inclusion conversation

My hometown of Lexington, Nebraska, is beautifully diverse. We work side by side with various cultures every day from the bank tellers to the certified nursing assistants at our clinic. We see the rise of the immigrant and refugee entrepreneurial spirit when we drive our downtown streets. There is no hiding it, we are a very diverse city in rural Nebraska.

Home is here

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, home is in Nebraska to more than 2,980 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

The Center for Rural Affairs believes in genuine opportunity for all to earn a living, raise a family, and prosper in a rural place. This opportunity would not be possible for our hard working neighbors, students, teachers, doctors, and individuals who are DACA recipients if the program were to end.

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