Environmental Justice


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.


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.









Summary Report: Farmworkers and the Climate Crisis

This report summarizes the content of the Symposium and highlights promising practices and recommendations derived from the discussions.









Symposium Presentations


Health Challenges of Farmworkers Impacted by Climate Change

Presenter: Dr Maribel 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