Join us for a webinar on October 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT.
Farmworkers and their families experience increased risks of being impacted by natural disasters. Each year, farmworkers face displacement, job loss, and severe health impacts from natural disasters. Climate change continues to increase the frequency and severity of these disasters, such as hurricanes in the eastern U.S. and wildfires in the western U.S. Advocates and health professionals have been working to ensure that farmworkers are included in key community and government responses to these threats. This session, featuring experts from Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in North Carolina and Vista Community Clinic in California, will detail on-the-ground experience with educating and protecting farmworker communities against natural disasters, key partnerships and outreach strategies, and the roles and responsibilities of different farmworker serving organizations in this process. Additionally, the session will provide an update on federal policy proposals to prevent and mitigate natural disasters’ impact on the farmworker community.
Lariza Garzon, Executive Director- Episcopal Farmworker Ministry (North Carolina)
Herminia Ledesma, Program Manager - Outreach & Migrant Health, Vista Community Clinic (California)
Iris Figueroa, Senior Staff Attorney, Farmworker Justice