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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Listening to Those Working in America's Fields

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Every year, farm workers harvest 80% to 90% of the hand-picked produce we eat in this country – what happens to them and what do they propose to change the system in which they work? In any discussion of economic systems, we need to hear the voices of farm workers. This session will feature an overview by the National Farm Worker Ministry, a faith-based organization which supports farm workers as they organize for justice and empowerment around the country. It will be co-led by a farm worker organizing partner.



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Jeannie Economos

Jeannie Economos serves as the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator of the Farmworker Association of Florida, a 33-year old, statewide, grassroots, farmworker membership organization with five offices in different rural agricultural areas in the state. Her work has included conducting pesticide health, safety and rights trainings with farmworkers and working for policy change and stronger protections against pesticide... Read More →
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Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor is Executive Director for The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) a faith-based organization which supports farm workers as they organize for justice and empowerment. NFWM helps to connect this country’s major farm worker organizing groups to denominations, religious orders, regional groups and individuals who are interested in providing support in their efforts to improve their labor and living conditions ( www.nfwm.org... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Rockwell Hall 301

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