Louisiana Farm to School Conference: Virtually Everywhere
October 8 // 11am ET
The fifth annual Louisiana Farm to School Conference will be held entirely online, free of cost. The theme for the 2020 conference is “Virtually Everywhere,” and will occur in 2-hour sessions from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 7 and 8. The event will emphasize the three main components of farm to school — education, school gardens and local food procurement. Hear from speakers, Helen Dombalis with the National Farm to School Network and Sunny Baker with the Mississippi Farm to School Network. Learn more and register.
Webinar Training: Make Yourself Obsolete: Shifting Power from Non-Profit Leadership to Community Leadership
October 8 // 3-4:30pm ET
Wondering what the right role for your community based nonprofit is? Or what it might look like to transfer power and ownership to the community you’re serving? Join the Wallace Center’s Food Systems Leadership Network and Kitchen Table Consulting, LLC for part two of this webinar series for an interactive training on strategies that non-profit leaders can use to transfer decision making power and sovereignty to the communities in which they work. Register here.
Food Systems Friday Webinar Series: Addressing Poverty and the Designed Systemic Neglect of Agricultural Workers
October 9 // 3pm ET
The marginalization of agricultural workers and its historical persistence has long been an elusive problem to ameliorate let alone to solve. Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) shares its vision why major efforts have failed and of how this marginalization is man-designed and driven by global supply-chains controlled by major manufacturers and retailers. Responding to major catastrophes, pandemics remain difficult unless workers have a semblance of self-determination and be able to address poverty and systemic neglect. FLOC takes a look what it might take to make this happen. Register here.
Webinar: Indigenous Foodways Past & Present
October 12 // 1pm ET
In this virtual conversation moderated by the Newberry’s Rose Miron, chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) and anthropologists Elizabeth Hoover (Mohawk/Mi’kmaq) and Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree/Krajina Serb) discuss how Indigenous foodways have been represented, appropriated, and misunderstood throughout history. Emphasizing the contemporary revitalization of traditional Indigenous foodways led by Native people, the panel will highlight efforts to protect Indigenous food sovereignty, resist centuries of environmental exploitation, and remove colonial influences from diets. Register here.
Latinx Leader Roundtable
October 14 // 12pm ET
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, America’s Promise Alliance and Communities In Schools are co-hosting this virtual roundtable with Latinx young professionals and adult leaders at different levels of the youth development field, from community-based organizations to national nonprofits. The discussion will explore the top-of-mind issues for Latinx youth and communities such as the disparate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on this population, injustice against immigrants, and efforts to combat racism in the U.S. This conversation is particularly timely in an election year, as voters of all backgrounds and ethnicities consider these issues and more. Register here.
Food Justice is Racial Justice: National Farm to School Network Movement Meeting
October 14, 1-3pm ET (Virtual)
How can we shift power in our communities to create a more just food system? What community capital and resources can help us create systemic change in the ways we grow, prepare and eat food? Join National Farm to School Network for a virtual Movement Meeting on Wednesday, Oct.14 from 1-3pm ET, featuring Karen Washington, food justice activist, for deep conversation and action-oriented reflection on racial justice in the farm to school movement and wider food system. You’ll connect with fellow farm to school and food justice advocates from across the country, dig into conversations about what it means to shift power, and help shape the next steps of progress towards our vision of a just food system for all. This free, virtual Movement Meeting is open to everyone - no prior knowledge of farm to school needed. Register here.