CLS Faculty to Study Essential Immigrant Workers, Inequality, and COVID-19

CLS faculty members Revel Sims (Planning & Landscape Architecture/CLS), Carolina Sarmiento (Civil Society & Community Studies), and Armando Ibarra (School for Workers/CLS) have received a grant from the University for a participatory action research project focused on the health and safety of essential immigrant workers.  In partnership with the Milwaukee-based community organization Voces de la Frontera, the researchers will train worker advocates to document and address threats to health and safety both in workplaces and in housing, particularly those threats related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The project is one of fifteen to be funded through a UW-Madison initiative to study and mitigate social inequality.