“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. A timely reminder from Coretta Scott King, born on this day in 1927.
Essential workers are the heart of our communities. Love these portraits by @ayabrown.tiff. #WomenOnTheFrontLines
Nearly 1 in 5 working moms with children under 4 work in low-paid jobs, making about $10.50 or less. Now, many single moms are struggling to balance caring for their children alone, while navigating heightened economic insecurity. More than ever, these moms need protections like guaranteed paid leave to make it through this economic crisis. #WomenOnTheFrontLines (🎨 by @maya_ishshalom for @newyorkermag)
The stories of these Miami domestic workers show why we urgently need to pass the federal #DomesticWorkersBillofRights, so domestic workers around the country have protections on the job. #WomenOnTheFrontLines Photo 1: What happens if we can’t work? The bills will keep coming. That’s why I’m very worried right now. 64-year-old Gaudalupe used to cook meals for six different Miami families. When the pandemic started, she lost all six clients, including two families for whom she has worked for more than a decade. Photo 2: “The situation is more than difficult. Right now, what worries me most isn’t the disease or my health, it’s the financial part.” Maria has also lost six clients. Her son, who contributes to her $1500/month rent, also recently lost his job at a hotel. (📷 David Santiago, @MiamiHerald)
Celebrating the resilience of our communities and our planet this #EarthDay. Art by @favianna1 in collaboration with @earthdaynetwork. #EarthDay2020
34-year-old scientist June Almeida discovered the coronavirus in 1964. The microscope technique she developed was revolutionary for the field of virology. (📷 via @natgeo by Norman James, Toronto Star / Getty)