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, farm workers will feel the first and most severe impacts on their working and living conditions.
We urge people of faith and conscience to hear the call and stand with farm workers to challenge oppressive systems in order to bring healing to individuals, communities, and the earth.
Farm Workers and the Environment (Overview: Week of Aug. 31) is divided into 6 subtopics. Each contains videos, an information sheet, action ideas, and additional resources.
- Global Migration (Week of Sept. 7)
- Heat Stress (Week of Sept. 14)
- Water, Drought, and Wildfires (Week of Sept. 21)
- Pesticides (Week of Sept. 28)
- Natural Disasters (Week of Oct. 5)
- Women & Children (Week of Oct. 12)
Social Media Toolkit
- Harvest of Justice 2020 Sample Posts
- Harvest of Justice 2020 Social Media Toolkit (Graphics and Downloads)
Curriculum for Youth and Young Adults
A full curriculum for use for youth groups, in schools, etc., is also available:
Farm Workers and the Environment: A Curriculum (pdf)