You don’t have to be Wonder Woman to be a hero. At times of crisis everyday people step up and put themselves at risk for the benefit of others. Immigrants have been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 crisis. They were more likely to lose their jobs and more likely to get sick and even die from COVID-19. Immigrants were also more likely to be essential workers. They tended to patients in nursing homes, stocked shelves in grocery stores, delivered packages, researched vaccines and more.
Immigrants have been on the front lines, proving once again that we all benefit when we welcome newcomers to our country and our community. We honored these immigrant and refugee heroes on April 6, 2021. You can see a recording of the event here. Learn more about the event and the three honorees here.
Refugee from Syria
Made and donated > 2,000 masks
Immigrant from Canada
Immigrant from Ireland
COVID-19 testing at Broad Institute