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April 22, 2020 / Modified may 7, 2020 1:32 a.m.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

Adiba cover Adiba Nelson with her daughter Emory.
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Arizona Spotlight

April 23, 2020

NPR

Featured on the April 23rd, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

Caridad broccoli Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Caridad Community Kitchen was serving "hot meals" in addition to "grab&go" lunches. Now the program has almost doubled its production in size but prepares mostly sandwiches.
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Caridad tomatoes Caridad Community Kitchen produces around 2,500 meals every day for our community.
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  • Author and activist Adiba Nelson returns, to share her story of being a single mom with an underlying condition - raising a child with a disability - in the age of COVID-19. This essay was also published in the Washington Post. You can find more from Adiba Nelson on her website, The Full Nelson. Below, you can watch a story produced for Arizona Illustrated that shows what daily life is like for Adiba and Emory. Adiba Nelson is an independent contributor to this show, and her commentary does not reflect the opinions of Arizona Public Media.
Adiba and Emory Adiba and Emory.
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"The Full Nelson", as seen on Arizona Illustrated.

César Hernández Migrating to Prison "Despite the common refrain that immigration law is ‘broken,’ immigration imprisonment is working exactly as designed. The system hasn’t malfunctioned. It is intended to punish, stigmatize, and marginalize," — from _Migrating to Prison_ by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández.
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