Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703
A Community Forum on Black Liberation and the Food Movement
Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:00 – 6:45pm
Event has ended.
Sorry! This event is sold out. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waitlist.
Ed Roberts Campus3075 Adeline StreetBerkeleyUnited StatesCalifornia94703A Community Forum on Black Liberation and the Food MovementVenue Address
Description:This forum aims to address how structural racism and violence against Black communities extends into and across the food system, as well as the capacity of food system work to address Black liberation.The afternoon will include a Keynote address by former Black Panther poet and playwright Judy Juanita, a panel of Bay Area community leaders, and audience participatory breakout sessions on topics including: food sovereignty, economic development, Black farmers and agricultural production, police and community violence, food-related disease, trauma and healing. We will also celebrate how our current work connects with the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. The forum is an opportunity to gather and connect, learn about each other’s work, and strategize concrete steps for change. To wrap up the evening, we will share a local, delicious dinner prepared by Sarah Kirnon of Miss Ollie's and Dig Deep Farms.
Free and open to the public. Meal guaranteed with registration. Complementary childcare available. We are reserving 75 seats for those who identify as Black/African-American.
2:15 Opening Ceremony: Marvin K. White, poet and performer
2:20 Welcome: Kara Young, doctoral candidate, Sociology, UC Berkeley
2:20–2:40 Keynote: Judy Juanita, novelist, poet, and playwright, former Black Panther
Shaniece Alexander, Executive Director, Oakland Food Policy Council
Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director, Acta Non Verba
Karissa Lewis, Interim Executive Director, Center for Third World Organizing;Program Director, People’s Grocery; #BlackLivesMatter Bay Area Chapter
Pastor Michael McBride, Lead Pastor, The Way Christian Center; National Director for Urban Strategies and LIVE FREE Campaign, PICO National Network
David Roach, Co-founder, The Familyhood Connection Inc. (a.k.a. Mo’ Better Food)
Moderator: Bryant Terry, James Beard Leadership award-winning chef, activist, author; Chef-in-Residence, Museum of the African Diaspora
3:45–4:00 Snack and Stretch Break
4:00–4:30 First Breakout Session
Food Sovereignty: Facilitator: Elsadig Elsheikh, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley
Economic Development: Facilitator: YaVette Holts, Cowrie Village
Black Farmers and Agricultural Production: Facilitator: Kanchan Hunter, Spiral Gardens
Connection between Violence and Food Insecurity: Facilitators: Pastor Michael Smith and Liz Coleman, Center for Food, Faith and Justice
Race through the Lens of the Food Justice Movement: Facilitator: Wanda Stewart, Obsidian Farm
Policy: Facilitator: Shaniece Alexander, Oakland Food Policy Council
Trauma and Healing: Facilitator: Kelly Curry, Planting Justice
Organic Session Generated by the Audience: Facilitated by person who suggests the session
4:30–5:00Second Breakout Session: Topics repeat to allow for audience rotation
5:15–6:45 Dinner and Socializing: Meal by Sarah Kirnon, Miss Ollie’s
This event is co-created by a group of committed collaborators: Acta Non Verba, Berkeley Food Institute (UC Berkeley), Bryant Terry, Farms To Grow. Inc., Food First, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (UC Berkeley), HOPE Collaborative, McGee Ave Baptist Church/Center for Food, Faith, and Justice, Oakland Food Policy Council, PolicyLink, The Way Christian Center/LIVE FREE Campaign, with involvement of the Bay Area #BlackLivesMatter Chapter.
Artwork by: Dalila Mendez, inspired by a photograph by Stephen Shames.
You are using Internet Explorer (IE) 11. Unfortunately the registration form does not support IE 11. Please use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari.
You are using Internet Explorer (IE) 8 or below. Unfortunately the registration form does not support IE 8 and Below. Please use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari.