There is an intricate relationship between food, culture, and society that we do not often think about as we make our daily meal choices and eat together or apart from one another. How do we take advantage of that relationship by using food as a means to engage the residents of a place to build community? What happens when food is used as a means to create community-led projects and/or to help contribute to the identity of community members as leaders and advocates for their neighborhoods?
Join Community Food Funders and a panel of practitioners and evaluators to hear about successes in using food to engage their respective communities to advance communal health, support community members to become leaders and advocates, and cultivate a more just food environment for community members.
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(Registration not required)
- How to work within a community to develop common ground across different neighborhood constituencies
- How to build partnerships to empower and support community leaders to advocate for and increase access to community resources
- Understanding a community’s needs, strengths, and how to address any barriers
- Robin Berger, Interim Executive Director, Just Food
- Nick Freudenberg, Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
- Ben Thomases, Executive Director, Queens Community House
- Rick Luftglass (Moderator), Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
All interested funders, especially those who are interested in food justice, community-building, education, youth development, and workforce.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by December 7th.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)