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The COVID-19 diaries part four: “Our new normal”

This is the final installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first, second and third installments. Day Nine: Gratitude Social distancing was getting to me and I was craving to go out to dinner with friends to my favorite Italian restaurant for some quality carbonara. I

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The COVID-19 diaries part three: “Side effects”

This is the third installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first and second.  Day Seven: My Off Day When the pandemic started, before I was pulled to work the COVID-19 inpatient unit, I spent three days a week volunteering at a homeless shelter. I

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Style profile: Immigration attorney Ruby Kaur is making a difference

A graduate of Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School, Punjab-born attorney Ruby Kaur hadn’t always planned on the legal profession. “Initially, I wanted to go into neuroscience research,” she says. But when something still felt missing after taking life science classes, Kaur was inspired by her grandfather to change direction. “I shadowed with a local

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16th Annual Sikh Day Parade

The Sikh Community of Michigan presents the 16th Annual Sikh Day Parade Hosted by Guru Nanak Sikh Center of Lansing Saturday May 9th, 2020 9:30am Adado Riverfront free food served all day. see flyer for more details

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The COVID-19 diaries part two: “Don’t let the mask fool you”

This is the second installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first part here. Day 4: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 The Emergency Command Center of the hospital had good news; the patient census was going down. The number of discharges and successful weans off the

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Association spotlight: Michigan Indian Community Service seeks to meet local needs amid coronavirus pandemic

Spurred into action by the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of 25-plus local Indian organizations created the Michigan Indian Community Service Group (MICS) to serve the Indian-American community during this time of crisis. MICS is a collective initiative with the mission of uniting the Indian-American community in order to effectively meet local needs in response to

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The COVID-19 diaries part one: “Fatigued and sad”

This is the first installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Day One: Superheroes I left home nervously for my first COVID-19 unit shift. I had seen COVID-19 patients in my outpatient office and also seen homeless patients on the streets, but this was different. These patients

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Kooky Kreatures: Virtual Community Art Project

Looking for a fun way to express yourself? Kooky Kreatures is just for you! Use the Kooky Kreatures template on https://a2sf.org/kooky-kreatures/ to draw a head, body, or feet. Then, submit your portion of a Kreature, and we’ll pair your piece with other participants to build a unique Kooky Kreature. We’ll publish the drawings for all to download and

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Facing a pandemic, metro-Detroit’s places of worship adapt to a new reality

On March 23, Governor Whitmer announced the first stay-at-home order for people in Michigan. While her order included exceptions for religious gatherings, many places of worship — temples, churches, mosques — temporarily closed their doors in efforts to protect their communities. But just because physical distancing is in place doesn’t mean people aren’t finding other

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