Educating Farmworkers About Pesticide Safety
The National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC), grounded in a spiritual tradition that brings together the Church, care of community, and care of creation, serves as a prophetic voice for America’s countryside, acts as a catalyst and convener for rural social and environmental justice, and develops support services for rural pastoral ministers. NCRLC launched a farmworker pesticide safety education project in the Diocese of Yakima.
A 52-slide Spanish-language instructional program on the health impacts of agricultural pesticides and what can be done to minimize exposures has been developed targeting adolescent and adult female migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Farmworker instructors in four parishes began teaching the program in March 2004. Spanish-language educational radio mini-dramas and information capsules are broadcast in conjunction with parish classes.
Click here to see slides used in the instructional PowerPoint presentation
Click below to listen to each of the Spanish radio spots from NCRLC's public campaign "Protegiendo Nuestro Futuro" in Windows Media.
For more information, contact Tim Kautza
at (515) 270-2634, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NCRLC website at www.ncrlc.com