How Youth are Transforming the Food Justice Movement

Monday, July 23, 2012 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
James Beard Foundation, 167 West 12th St, NYC
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Enjoy a taste of fresh vegetables and herbs from young people’s gardens!  Meet and dine with some of the remarkable leaders in the youth food justice movement who are transforming their NYC neighborhoods.  Join us to learn how the untapped energy of youth has been harnessed to develop creative solutions to key economic and social problems.  We will feature three youth-powered non-profits that train and empower youth to take on leadership roles in their communities. 
Youth leaders will explain why they became engaged in this movement, how they assumed leadership roles as they also share the steps they have taken to create awareness and bring about change within their communities.


  • Creative strategies to address inequalities and improve health in underserved communities
  • Leadership development through youth food justice initiatives
  • New paths to economic growth and employment for youth and adults
  • Imaginative use of urban land for community improvement through the creation of urban farms on vacant lots
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by New York Community Trust, North Star Fund and Levitt Foundation in collaboration with the Merck Family Fund, Community Food Funders and the James Beard Foundation



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Funders of children and youth, education, environment, health, grassroots organizing, neighborhoods, urban agriculture, and food justice.
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