Food Systems Resiliency Spotlight Series: Webinar #9 - Virtual
Virtual Webinar via Zoom
(link and instructions will be emailed to registrants) ,
Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

Farm Labor During the Pandemic: Critical links between Essential Work, Farmworker Health and Food System Resiliency

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of society’s most essential workers in maintaining food system resiliency while also exacerbating many of the pre-existing structural challenges and inequities they face. Farmworkers, in particular, have experienced unique challenges in maintaining healthy, safe and sustainable livelihoods during the pandemic given dense living and working conditions, vulnerable legal status, and lack of equal protection under labor law. In this webinar, participants will learn about key findings from the Covid-19 Farmworker Survey as well as other innovative efforts to adapt farmworker research, outreach and policy work to the Covid-19 context. Speakers include:

  • Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, Executive Director, California Institute for Rural Studies
  • Nayamin Martinez, Executive Director, Central California Environmental Justice Network
  • Susana Matias, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley
  • Erik Nicholson, Founding Partner, Pandion Strategy

About the Webinar Series
Join the Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative leaders for the Food Systems Resiliency Webinar Series taking place on the second and fourth Tuesday from 10-11 am beginning July 14. Webinar presentations will provide up-to-date information and identify resources available for UC ANR and community partners. Ample time will be used for questions and answers, identification of information gaps and connecting people with like interests. Food system resiliency will be viewed through food safety, California food systems partnerships and resources and Victory Gardens Then and Now to name a few. Other perspectives include input from growers, ranchers, shippers, marketing, consumers, farmers markets, CSA's, families and youth. 

Contacts for More Information
Logistics and Registration: ANR Program Support Unit, Rachel Palmer, (530) 750-1361
Course Content: Deanne Meyer, Leader, Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative
Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, Leader, Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative