Environmental Justice Symposium
Farmworker Justice hosted a virtual Environmental Justice Symposium in May 2022 focused on climate change and its impact on farmworkers. Presenters and attendees discussed the health challenges affecting farmworkers impacted by climate change, heat-related illness, increased pesticide exposure and water access. Symposium materials can be found below.
Summary Report: Farmworkers and the Climate Crisis
This report summarizes the content of the Symposium and highlights promising practices and policy recommendations derived from the discussions.
Issue Brief: The Climate Crisis and Its Impacts on Farmworkers
Four-page issue brief on the impacts of the climate crisis on farmworkers in the areas of heat stress, pesticide exposure, food security, and water access.
Health Challenges of Farmworkers Impacted by Climate Change
Presenter: Dr Marysel Pagan-Santana; Migrant Clinicians Network
Farmworkers and Heat-Related Illness
Presenter: Joan Flocks; Center for Governmental Responsibility, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Pesticide Exposure and Farmworker Health
Presenter: Lihlani Nelson, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School
Water Access Within Farmworker Communities
Presenter: Maritza Mendoza; GreenLatinos