Food Justice Symposium

Food Justice Symposium – A Food Day Event
Monday, October 22nd, 4 – 7pm
Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
Sponsored by Food Action Collective
We will be framing the event with the Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council’s definition of Food Justice:

“The Food Justice movement envisions a food system that is inclusive, community-led and participatory, without the exploitation of people, land, or the environment. It identifies and acts to remove the significant structural inequities that exist within our food and economic systems. Food Justice activists seek to establish healthy, resilient communities with equitable access to nourishing and culturally appropriate food.”
 
The purpose of this event is to provide attendees with:
1. A critical comprehension of food justice
2. An awareness of the interconnections within the food system
3. An understanding of the complexities, challenges, and opportunities within the food justice movement
 
AGENDA 
4:00 – 4:15 Welcome and overview
4:15 – 5:00 Panel discussion with guests:
– Martin Donohoe, MD, Professor of Community Health and Senior Physician at Kaiser
– Sharon Thornberry, Community Food Systems Manager, Oregon Food Bank
– Jaime Arredondo, Board Member and Treasurer, CAPACES Leadership Institute
– Shellea Allen, Vice-President, UNITE HERE Oregon
– Helen Nash, Village Gardens
5:05 – 6:00 Facilitated discussion
6:00 – 7:00 Community dinner and networking

A sustainably sourced dinner will be provided (while supplies last) by NAYA’s Nawitka Catering.

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