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Jeannie Economos  (she/her)

Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator, Farmworker Association of Florida

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Jeannie Economos has worked for over 35 years on issues of the environment, environmental and climate justice, Indigenous and immigrants’ rights, labor, peace, and social justice.  From 1996-2001, she worked for the Farmworker Association of Florida as the Lake Apopka farmworker project coordinator, addressing the issues of job loss, displacement, and health problems of the farmworkers who worked on the farmlands near Lake Apopka, Florida’s most contaminated large lake. From 2007 until the present, she has been the coordinator of the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health program of the Association, which includes annually training farmworkers in Florida on their rights and protections in the workplace, and how to protect themselves and their families from pesticide exposure. She is also engaged in local, state, national, and international coalitions and collaborations related to farmworker rights and health and safety, pesticide reduction, sustainable agriculture, and food sovereignty. She is currently co-coordinator of the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project, the purpose of which is to raise awareness about the impacts of pesticides on the former farmworkers on Lake Apopka.  
Jeannie Economos  (she/her)