Latino Farmworker Webinar

Convivencia y Conversación:
Tools for reducing stress and fostering emotional well-being among Latino farmworkers

Monday, August 29
3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

From picking vegetables to de-tasseling corn and tending livestock, Latinos comprise the majority of the agricultural workforce in the United States. Oftentimes, as the invisible bodies that produce food enjoyed across the world, Latino farmworkers are isolated physically, culturally, and socially. These workers face many stressors in addition to those common in agriculture like long hours, the weather, or time pressures, including: separation from family, limited social and tangible support systems, adjustment to a new culture, communication in a different language, immigration legal concerns, and discrimination

During this webinar, we will discuss common stressors among farmworkers and cultural aspects of coping and resilience, including convivencia and conversación. We will also highlight the Bienvenido (Welcome) program that is working to meet farmworkers where they are at and move toward enhancing emotional well-being, promoting effective communication, reducing mental health stigma, and promoting help-seeking.

Speaker: Dr. Athena Ramos is an associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska, and is affiliated with the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

To participate in this free webinar, click here to access the online registration form by Thursday, August 25. Instructions for accessing the session will be sent to registrants by Friday, August 26. Please pass on this invitation to others you believe may be interested. Contact AgrAbility at 800-825-4264 or email if you have questions.