1) This Latinx doctor provides a medical sanctuary for migrant farmworkers in California

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This is the story of an everyday superhero we normally don't hear about. Worth the read! I also love that he works with the barter system - it is easy to forget this is how our communities operated before colonization and capitalism.

As a boy, Dr. J. Luis Bautista picked fruit alongside his parents and nine siblings in Ventura County. That's why he pledged in medical school to help farmers. Most of the 30,000 annual office visits to his small staff of doctors and nurses in downtown Fresno and the nearby rural town of Sanger are by these farmworkers. Many of them are undocumented and lack the transportation, money or time off from work to treat injuries, let alone seek preventive medical care. Plus, there's the heightened fear that by seeking medical treatment they might be exposed to federal immigration authorities. Bautista’s two clinics provide a haven for immigrants burdened by these concerns. Patients are never asked about their immigration status, and the staffs have set up protocols in case the offices are raided by immigration authorities. Patients are never asked about their immigration status, and the staffs have set up protocols in case the offices are raided by immigration authorities. Bautista also accepts as payment whatever his patients can offer: onions, handmade keychains, eggs, even live chickens.

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