2015 FFS: Conversations at the Intersections Of Race and Food Insecurity
Beverly Grant, Mo Betta Green Market Place
What is Community Weaving? Why is it essential to the effectiveness of a mission? How does this process deepen the impact of our strategies? Learn how an effective Community Weaving extends our reach into our Community.
Solidarity with the People You are Serving
Ray Lyall, Denver Homeless Out Loud
This presentation will focus attention on legislation, ordinances, policies, and tactics that discourage or prohibit individuals and groups from sharing food with persons experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. The problems have been discussed and rehashed, but the cities of Colorado still choose to implement these measures while the impacts and solutions go untouched. We wish to touch on the impact and then present positive legislation solutions to the issue we believe through grassroots advocacy and legislative action we can alleviate today’s food insecurities
Anti-Oppression Workshops on Race
Sabrina Sideris, INVST
This anti-oppression workshop on race will focus on our identities and examine how all of us experience privileges, and many of us also experience oppression, in our daily lives. We will look critically at social power and we will examine the ways that race and race consciousness can influence our work as food justice leaders.
Zoe Williams, 9-5 Colorado
How do you build a movement for food justice that fuels ongoing struggle for racial justice? This 90 minute workshop explores the deep relationship between structural racism, food access, and how we can create and sustain work that addresses both critical problems.
The Historical Structures of Food Insecurity
Dr. Jeanine Canty, Naropa University
Dr. Canty’s work focuses on the intersection of issues of social and ecological justice. How is food injustice created? Within this talk, Dr. Canty will fram patterns of injustice for marginalized communities within the United States and how this sets the foundation for structural inequalities that create food injustice.
Targeted Marketing of the Beverage Industry
Summer Laws, Boulder County Public Health
The world is facing a diabetes epidemic of epic proportions. More than one third of all people in the US born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes. This presentation will examine the inequities related to sugary drinks and their associated health consequences, the tactics taken by the beverage industry to target certain populations, and emerging and innovative public health interventions that address diabetes inquites.
Tools, Stories, and Resources for Understanding Health Impacts of Our Food Environments
Wendy Mochetti, CO Food Systems Advisory Council
Mya Bea, The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council, Liberation Sequence Gardens
In this session, we will discuss what we know about food environments, how they affect the health of our communities, and how we can go about finding out more. We will discuss trendy terms such as “food desert” and “food swamp” and how they help or hinder the way we think about our food environments. We will present helpful data and mapping resources. We will also share first- hand experiences of working with communities in NE Denver to understand the food environment more deeply, and the successes and challenges of moving to action once you have collected information.
Miriam Estrada, Joe Deras-Espinoza, Denver Fair Food
We are students, young people, people of faith, and community members in an around Denver who work in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a human rights organization of farmworkers working to end modern-day slavery and sweatshop labor conditions in Florida’s agricultural industry. Through an alliance of Denver residents and Florida workers, we seek to transform the purchasing practices of the corporate food industry in order to advance the human rights of farmworkers at the bottom of corporate supply chains. This workshop will focus on the intersections of the modern food justice movement, race, and workers’ rights.
Food Deserts and Policy
Crisanta Duran, Colorado Majority Leader
Majority Leader Duran will discuss the draft legislation she will sponsor regarding food deserts, including the history of the bill, the need for the legislation and the expected process of the legislation.
Food Stamps: Access, Barriers, Impact
Marion Kalb, Hunger Free Colorado
This session will include an overview of the Food Stamp program in Colorado (now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), with additional information specifically on Boulder County. We will look at issues around access, participation, the application process and what needs to happen to increase participation rates. Potential administrative and policy solutions will also be discussed.
Networking Food Justice: A Challenge to the Food Movement
Constance Gordon, CU Boulder
This discussion explores conceptions of “food justice” and their differences with the “food movement”. How might we organize a food movement that forwards justice for those disenfranchised within the food system? And how might we network in ways that center this commitment to systemic justice? We will brainstorm together ways to build allied networks that ensure a more radically just and class conscious food movement.
Next Steps for Engaging with Racial Justice Work
John Díaz-Cortés, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence
This is an interactive conversation meant to clarify and deepen one’s understanding of the implications of race in justice struggles. The conversation will highlight key learnings from throughout the day and address ambiguities and questions.