Justice in the Fields – Climate Change and its Impact upon Farm Workers
Monday October 19th 7-8:30pm and Monday October 26th 7-8:30pm
“The impacts of climate change are being felt all over the U.S. through higher temperatures, increase in wildfires, prolonged droughts, frequent flooding and more frequent and stronger hurricanes. Farm workers – men, women, children, documented, undocumented, migrant, resident – are on the front lines of the brunt of climate change. As climate change forces significant agricultural adaptations and farmers continue to feel pressure to make shortcuts concerning labor, the farm workers who labor in the fields to put fresh food on our tables are experiencing severe impacts on their working and living conditions.”(http://nfwm.org/resource-center/harvest-of-justice/farm-workers-the-environment-harvest-of-justice-2020/)
Our mission partners, Julie Taylor and Kate Hamman of the National Farm Worker Ministry will lead RBC in a study of climate change and its short and long-term effects upon workers in the fields. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us in a time of engagement, learning, and call to action as we explore the important topics Water, Drought and Wildfires, and Women and Children in the Fields.
For more information – email Pastor Leah (firstname.lastname@example.org)