Wednesday, April 29
12:00 – 1:30pm


Towards COLA Solidarity with California Farmworkers

Description: Mayra Sanchez is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Geography with a DE in Feminist Theory and Research from UC Davis. Drawing from her dissertation research working with local communities in the Central Coast, she will talk about care labor regarding the disproportionate, yet invisible exposure to toxic agricultural pesticides.

Mayra will also touch upon her work with Safe Ag Safe Schools (SASS), a coalition of over 50 organizations and individuals working together to reduce the threat of pesticide exposure in the Monterey Bay area. SASS is focused on increasing grassroots pressure on policy-makers to reduce hazardous pesticide use in and around schools and residential communities.

Elisa Oceguera(she/her) has dedicated the past decade in support of farmworker self-determination and justice. She has worked with StudentFarmworker Alliance (FL), the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (FL),and a created community-based project along with gender and sexually diverse farmworkers in agricultural California. In this teach-in, she will speak about her past work with trans farmworkers and some of the issues they are facing right now under COVID. She will also offer some information on the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' current COVID campaign.


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