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COVID-19: Letter from Trabajadores Unidos de Washington, DC

The Humanities Truck works with diverse populations to collect, create, interpret, and curate stories that can return to the communities they originated from and circulate throughout the DMV. As we confront a global pandemic, we aim to record social responses to COVID-19 by asking how individuals and communities across the metropolitan region are responding to the crisis by building and sustaining community networks. This platform serves as a space to share, document, and reflect upon our stories.

The Humanities Truck has consolidated a strong relationship with the Latin American immigrant day laborer community in Washington, DC through the work of faculty fellow Ludy Grandas and her partnership with Trabajadores Unidos de Washington, DC/Workers United of Washington DC. In the face of the pandemic produced by the coronovirus (COVID-19), this community is facing even greater challenges. Through this partnership, we hope to offer regular reports and reflections from the day laborer community on the impact that COVID in their daily lives.


The mission of Trabajadores Unidos de Washington, DC/Workers United of Washington DC is to advance and defend the rights and interests of immigrants, migrants and low-income workers, while organizing and developing leaders. We seek to create a community in Washington, DC that promotes equality for all.

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