Thursday Conversations: Chickens, Workers, and the Pandemic
Join Clean Water Action and the Marylanders for Food and Farmworker Protection for three Thursday afternoon conversations about food and farmworkers. The first conversation will highlight the social justice reasons why we have a moral imperative to proactively protect some of Maryland's most vulnerable workers. The second conversation will highlight the public health reasons why we need to proactively protect these workers to minimize community spread of COVID-19 and future public health crises. The third conversation will highlight how sick workers jeopardize the food supply, including how in April nearly 2 million chickens on the Eastern Shore were slaughtered and disposed of instead of being sent to meatpacking plants due to coronavirus-related staffing shortages.
Register for the Conversations:
December 3rd: Social Justice with Leila Borrero Krouse of CATA's Farmworker Support Committee
December 10th: Public Health with Amy Liebman of the Migrant Clinicians Network
December 17th: Food Supply with Maria Payan of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project