CHEF Webinar – August 12, 2022
Harvesting the Food We Eat: Farmworkers & Climate Change
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 Farmworker 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. Our second speaker, Jordan Curry Carter, CHEF Program Manager and Board of Instigators at Diverse City Fund, will address agriculture and food policies and solutions.
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 trainings for farmworkers in Florida, identifying workplace violations of Worker Protection Standards, conducting health care provider trainings 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.
Speaker Bio – Jordan Curry Carter
Jordan Curry Carter (They / He) is an anti-oppression practitioner who comes to this work with an intersectional lens and the guidance of their elders /ancestors. They are a CHEF Program Manager and on the Board of Instigators at Diverse City Fund, a movement accountable public foundation engaged in participatory grantmaking that supports healing justice, organizing, and advocacy efforts in D.C. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences from Whittier College and a Master of Public Health Nutrition degree from the Milken Institute at George Washington University.