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Exploring Ethics and Protein Processing Workers
Join us as we continue to explore the intersection of ethics and the future of work. In the third webinar of this series, we will focus on the ethical challenges surrounding the protein processing industry. Our panel of experts will discuss the ethical dilemmas faced by workers in this industry, specifically the migrant worker experience.

Jun 28, 2022 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Julia Coburn
Director of Health Initiatives @Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM)
Julia Coburn is the Director of Health Initiatives at Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM), a binational organization based in Mexico and in the United States that accompanies migrant workers in addressing the exploitation and discrimination that they face in the recruitment for U.S. jobs and in their U.S. workplaces. Through community outreach, legal services, and policy advocacy, CDM works to overcome the U.S.-Mexico border as a barrier to justice.
Abbey Lowe
Assistant Professor @College of Allied Health Professions
Abigail E. Lowe, MA is Assistant Professor in the College of Allied Health Professions and Co-Director of National Disaster Medical System Infectious Disease Training for the Global Center for Health Security at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Her interests are at the intersection of ethics, health policy, and health security, and her research focuses on ethics in public health emergency preparedness. She is the associate chair of the Global Center for Health Security Ethics Advisory Committee, which includes national and international experts in disaster and public health emergency ethics. The committee was convened to provide guidance on emerging issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Abbey is affiliated with National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center, the Special Pathogens Research Network, and the Region IIV Disaster Health Response Ecosystem.
Athena Ramos
Assistant Professor @Center for Reducing Health Disparities, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Athena Ramos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and is affiliated with the Center for Reducing Health Dis¬parities, the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH), and the Global Center for Health Security at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska. She leads a Latino outreach and engagement team and serves as principal investigator for multiple community-based health and social research and education initiatives in such areas as occupational health and safety within the agrifood system, immigrant integration, and community well-being. She is an experienced administrator, program manager, and researcher with proven ability to develop and implement social, health, and human service programs with culturally diverse populations. She has 20 years of experience in health promotion, strategic thinking, community development, and public relations.