California Farmworkers' Rights: What Can Be Done in the Age of Trump?

Colloquium | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Public Health, School of, Pesticide Action Network North America

In the last year, California has accomplished major gains for agricultural workers, from the new overtime pay law to innovative farm labor certification programs. At the same time, however, agricultural workers and their families are facing extreme threats from federal immigration policies and policing, and a heightened culture of fear. What efforts are underway to address the problems and develop solutions?

Farmworker, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on the current farm labor landscape in California. As the state with the highest number of agricultural workers, 75% of whom are immigrants, we will explore how California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, just, and equitable working conditions and how engaged community members can support these efforts.


Speakers:

Luis Alejo, Monterey County Supervisor and Former State Assemblyman, 30th District

Christy Getz, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

Chad Sokol, Dry Grocery and Commodity Buyer, Costco Bay Area Region

Mily Trevino Sauceda, Co-founder, Líderes Campesinas

Moderated by: Maria Echaveste, Senior Fellow, Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley

Opening theatrical presentation, or teatro, by members of Líderes Campesinas


This event is free and open to the public. Registration recommended. Register here.

If you are unable to join us in person, you can join by live stream on April 13 at 5pm PT. Watch the live steam here.

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 All Audiences

 Light refreshments

 foodinstitute@berkeley.edu