Food Justice: Creating Equity in Sustainable Food Systems


Event Description

With inequity plaguing the community at large, the food justice movement aims to solidify the community's right to grow, sell, and eat healthy foods that are culturally appropriate and economically accessible. This focus on equity in food systems helps to provide a more sustainable future for the earth and workers, bridge gaps between various demographics, and remain respectful to cultural traditions.
Join us for our Food Justice: Creating Equity in Sustainable Food Systems conference as we discuss topics within this movement, engage with local industry experts, and hear from renowned author of Farming While Black and Co-Director and Program Manager of Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman. This event, hosted by the Sustainable Food Systems program at Rio Salado College, is the perfect opportunity to contribute to the larger discussion on equity and food justice.

Event Schedule

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Registration and Networking
9:30 am - 10:45 am: Keynote Speaker
10:45 am - 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch and Closing Remarks

Speakers and Breakout Sessions

Keynote Speaker
Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black
Land and Food as Tools to End Mass Incarceration
Darren Chapman, TigerMountain Foundation
Restorative, Carbon-Negative, Biodiversity-Positive Farming Practice
Joshua Sunberg, Rio Salado College
Nutrition-Related Health Disparities
Adrienne Udarbe, Pinnacle Prevention
Faith Responses to an Unjust Food System Panel
Rev. Doug Bland, Arizona Interfaith Power and Light; Imam Ahmad Shqeirat, Islamic Community
Center of Tempe; Eddie Calderon, Arizona Jews for Justice
Date and Time
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open To

Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

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