Race, Food + Justice Conference 2016
Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens
Thursday, April 21–Saturday, April 23, 2016
Free + Open to the Community
Over 400 people engaged in dialogue addressing race and racism, one of the social determinants of health and food access. By engaging multiple sectors of our community, our goal was to expand the grassroots base that promotes environmental justice. Keynote addresses featured:
- Dr. Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University
- Elizabeth C. Yeampierre, civil rights attorney and the Executive Director of UPROSE
- Dara Cooper, co-founder of The National Black Food and Justice Alliance
- Denzel Austin Thompson, youth activist and creator of Philly's Urban Creator
Thursday, April 21
Keynote Address with Elizabeth Yeampierre
Friday, April 22
Keynote Address with Julian Agyeman and Panel on Land Gentrification
Just Sustainabilities: Reimagining E/quality, Living Within Limits [PDF] - Presentation by Julian Agyeman
Blacks in Green: Intersection of Deep Culture + Green Neighborhood Revival [PDF] - Presentation by Naomi Davis
Leveraging Assets for Equity and Opportunity [PDF] - Presentation by Jason Reece
Saturday, April 23
Youth Survey: Youth Perspectives in Food and Justice [PDF] - Presentation by Hunter Scott and Youth Activists
Geographies of Race and Food in Cleveland, Ohio [PDF] - Presentation by Justine Lindemann
Building Power: National Black Food and Justice Alliance [PDF] - Presentation by Dara Cooper
Select the days below to see a full agenda of the conference.
Urban Agriculture Training / 9 am-2 pm
Rid-All Urban Farm and Training Center, 8129 Otter Road
There is a fee for the training session.
Reception, Keynote Address, Panel Discussion / 5-9 pm
Just Sustainabilities: Reimagine e/quality, Living within limits
Jason Reece, Senior Associate Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University
Panel Discussion on Land Gentrification
Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Avenue
Doors open at 5 pm for refreshments + networking.
Plenary Sessions, Keynote Address, Lunch, Reflection / 9 am-3 pm
Rhonda Y. Williams
The Social Justice Framework: Addressing the -Isms
Food Justice Collaborative Report
Denzel Austin Thompson, Creator of Philly Urban Creations
Youth Voices: Intergenerational Tensions and Solutions
University Circle Methodist Church, 1919 E. 107th Street
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.
The University Circle area is well served by public transportation and, with parking always at a premium, we encourage participants to consider RTA. The closest Red Line Rapid (light train) stops are at Euclid Avenue-120th and University Circle Station. The campus and church are also on multiple bus routes and the Health Line. To plan your trip, visit the RTA website.
Thursday + Friday - free street metered parking after 6 pm. Parking garages are located on Adelbert Rd., Ford Dr. + East Blvd.
Saturday - free street parking on MLK Blvd., East 107th St. + Park Ln. Free parking at Judson Manor on East 107th St. + at the Pentecostal Church of Christ on East 105th St./Chester Rd.
If you are traveling from out of town and will need hotel accommodations, a block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate ($159/night) at the Marriott Courtyard Cleveland University Circle, 2021 Cornell Road. The hotel is within a 10-15 minute walk from all conference venues. To reserve a room, simply call the hotel at 216.791.5678 and tell them you are part of the RFJ Conference Group. Please note: all hotel rooms not reserved by April 7 will be released.
FOR MORE INFO
Contact Kim Foreman at 216.961.4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR the SJI at 216.368.7568 or email@example.com.
Co-sponsored by Environmental Health Watch and Rid-All Urban Agriculture and Youth Education. Funding provided by Sisters of Charity Foundation, with additional support from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College and the Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability.