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Half Moon Bay Farmworker Community Processes Mass Shooting

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Seven candles and flowers sit in a makeshift memorial to honor mass shooting victims at Mac Dutra Park in Half Moon Bay on Tuesday. (Photo by Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

After seven farm workers were killed Monday in a mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, the city’s vice-mayor Joaquin Jimenez said in a press conference, “Many of you come to our community for the pumpkins, and ignore the farm workers. Not today.” Forum discusses the work, lives and struggles of farmworkers on California’s central coast, and we get the latest on the investigation and fallout from the massacre.

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Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent and co-host of Political Breakdown show, KQED

Madi Bolanos, co-host of The California Report, KQED

Antonio De Loera-Brust, Director of Communications, United Farm Workers

Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, executive director and founder, ALAS, a community group in Half Ayudando Latinos A Soñar in Half Moon Bay and licensed clinical social worker

Ximena Bustillo, politics reporter, NPR; former food and agriculture policy reporter, Politico covering immigration, labor and equity issues


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