Thursday, January 21, 8:30 - 10:00am PT
How are farmworkers and their families organizing to build community, redefine power, and transform our food system for all, especially amidst the covid pandemic and climate change events, where farmworkers are disproportionately affected? Vital to our collective liberation, farmworker justice is bound to both urban and rural movements for justice. It is all at once food justice, rural justice, gender justice, land justice, and so much more. On this panel, we will be hearing about the successes and challenges farmworkers and their families face as they resist corporate industrial agriculture, racism, and patriarchy in our food system. From inequitable access to housing, healthcare, education, living wages, and safe living and working conditions the presenters will also be discussing how farm owners/operators and farmworkers can come together in our collective struggle to build resilient livelihoods, economies, and ecologies in the rural countryside. Let this be a call to greater sustained action and change.