August 12 Webinar – Harvesting the Food We Eat: Farmworkers & Climate Change
Climate & Health Equity Webinar Series
Friday, August 12, 2022 | Virtual | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
In this webinar, entitled Harvesting the Food We Eat: Farmworkers & Climate Change, Jeannie Economos, who is the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator of the Farmworkers Association of Florida, will address the reality and the issues of the lives and working conditions of migrant farmworkers, especially climate change impacts on their health and well-being. She will also address what can be done to mitigate these effects.
Speaker Bio – Jeannie Economos
Jeannie Economos has been working on farmworker issues for over 25 years, addressing issues of social and environmental justice for farmworkers and other low-income, BIPOC communities in Florida and around the country. Since 2007, she has been the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator of FWAF, coordinating pesticide training for farmworkers in Florida, identifying workplace violations of Worker Protection Standards, conducting health care provider training on pesticide and heat exposure of farmworkers, and advocating for stronger workplace regulations and improved compliance and enforcement. She has also been engaged in community-based participatory research projects with Emory University on the reproductive health of Florida farmworkers and on heat stress exposures and is actively engaged in local, state, national, and international coalitions and collaborations related to farmworker rights and health and safety, pesticide reduction, environmental health, and justice.