Race, Food & Justice Conference

Race, Food & Justice Conference

Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens

April 25-26th, 2013

The Race, Food and Justice Conference will highlight and explore the grassroots approach behind Growing Power’s Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative. Building on the momentum of the Rid-All Green Partnership Project and the robust local and national food movement, the goals of this conference are simple:
1) to create a space for dialogue and discussion about social justice issues and strategies that seek to disrupt inequity,
2) see how the history of farming, culture and race factor into economics, land use policies, land ownership, health, jobs, and community programs,
3) expose and discuss decisions that impact our most vulnerable communities.

This event is a collaboration between Environmental Health Watch, Growing Power, Rid-All Green Partnership, and CWRU Social Justice Institute. The two-day conference will be held at Case Western Reserve University, April 25th-26th, 2013. To register for the event, visit the following link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/events/331102.


April 25th, 2013 Schedule

Screening of Byron Hurt's 2012 documentary Soul Food Junkies,
Strosacker Auditorium, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm:  Registration and Refreshments

7:00 - 7:10 pm:  Welcome and Acknowledgements

Kim Foreman, Environmental Health Watch

7:10 - 7:15 pm:  Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Teleange Thomas

7:15 - 7:20 pm:  Introduction

Jason Eugene-Boarde, FoodStuff Cleveland
Jessica Kayse, Neighborhood Leadership Institute

7:20 - 8:20 pm:  Soul Food Junkies Film

8:20 - 8:25 pm:  5 min break

8:25 - 8:50 pm:  Discussion and Reaction

Jason Eugene-Boarde, FoodStuff Cleveland
Jessica Kayse, Neighborhood Leadership Institute

8:50 - 9:00 pm:  Invitation to Conference, Announcements, and Wrap-up

Randell McShepard, Rid-All Green Partnership, PolicyBridge

April 26th, 2013 Schedule

Race, Food & Justice: Analyzing the Urban Food Movement Through a Social Justice Lens
Allen Memorial Library, Ford Auditorium, 6:00pm - 9:00 pm


5:00 - 6:00 pm:  Registration and Refreshments

6:05 - 6:15 pm:  Welcome and Acknowledgements

Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams – Founder & Director, CWRU Social Justice Institute

6:15 - 6:35 pm:  Black/Land Project and The Cleveland Connection

Mistinguette Smith - Black Land Project

6:35 - 6:55 pm:  What's Happening in Detroit and Land Policy Issues

Malik Yakini - The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

6:55 - 7:25 pm:  Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative

Erika Allen – Growing Power Chicago

7:25 - 7:30 pm:  5 minute Break

7:30 - 7:40 pm:  Place Matters and Policy/Advocacy Pilot Project

Sandra Chappelle – Saint Luke’s Foundation

7:40 - 7:50 pm:  True Wealth of Health and Building Blocks

Gregory Brown – Policy Bridge

7:50 - 8:05 pm:  Panel Discussion - Moderated by Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams

Erika Allen, Malik Yakini, Mistinguette Smith, Sandy Chappelle, Rev. Tony Minor, Greg Brown, Fred Collier

8:05 - 8:50 pm:  Q&A/Open Discussion

8:50 - 9:00 pm:  Closing Remarks

To learn more about social justice initiatives at Case Western Reserve and how you can be involved, contact the Social Justice Institute at 216.368.2515 or socialjustice@case.edu.