Warehouse Worker Resource Center Holds Community Health Fair in Ontario, CA

August 15, 2022

Aryana Noroozi |

The Warehouse Worker Resource Center and partner organizations held a community health fair in Ontario on Saturday, August 6. The goal of the fair was to offer medical education and services such as cholesterol, diabetes screenings and COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Executive Director, Sheheryar Kaoosji, says the organization started hosting these health fairs multiple times a year prior to COVID-19 to support warehouse workers in achieving and advocating for proper health care and workers’ rights. Workers in this industry often fear losing income or job security if they miss work due to illness, so they work regardless of the condition of their health. He hopes that with support and education on workers’ rights, this will start to change.

The Warehouse Worker Resource Center and partner organizations hold a community health fair in Ontario where the organizations offer medical education and services such as cholesterol, diabetes screenings and Covid-19 vaccinations. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
A band performs under one of the multiple tented areas at the community health fair. the Warehouse Worker Resource Center designed the fair with the hope that families in the community would benefit from educational activities and enjoy entertainment and free food, while collecting valuable community resources to enable their efforts to defend their health and wellbeing. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
The Warehouse Worker Resource Center displays petition fliers in support for Amazon workers’ rights. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
A fair-goer shops for produce at the booth held by the Huerta del Valle Ontario Produce Market. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
The Huerta del Valle Ontario Produce Market displays tomatoes at their booth. The tomatoes and other produce are from the community garden and were free to fair-goers.(Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
A child plays Jenga in the youth area of the community health fair. This space was held to provide educational resources for children returning to school this Fall. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
Two members of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, a partner organization hosting the fair with the Warehouse Worker Resource center, pose for a portrait. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
Members of the Warehouse Worker Resource Center pose for a group portrait.(Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
Two fair-goers dance to live music at the community health fair.(Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
Kimberly Hernandez, an organizer for the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective, poses for a portrait beside her organization’s booth.(Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
A fair-goer shops for produce at the booth held by the Huerta del Valle Ontario Produce Market. Produce from the market was free to fair-goers. The produce comes from the Ontario community garden and is sold on Wednesdays and Saturdays at under-market costs. The goal of the community garden is to encourage healthy eating and sustainable living within the community. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
The lead singer performs with her band during the event.(Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
Mindy Acevedo, an attorney with the Warehouse Worker Resource Center, poses for a portrait. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
A band performs to entertain attendees during the event.(Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).
The Warehouse Worker Resource Center and partner organizations hold a community health fair in Ontario where the organizations offered medical services such as cholesterol and diabetes screenings and Covid-19 vaccinations. (Aryana Noroozi for Black Voice News Newsroom / CatchLight Local) August 6, 2022).