14th Annual
CFSC Conference
A Hearty
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CFSC 2010 Program: Food, Culture & Justice
CFSC 2010 Program: Food, Culture & Justice
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Conference Program for the Community Food Security Coalition's 14th Annual Conference.

Food, Culture & Justice: The Gumbo That Unites Us All
New Orleans, LA
October 15 - 19, 2010

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  1. 1. 14th Annual CFSC Conference
  2. 2. A Hearty thank you To All Of Our Sponsors conference agenda overview Saturday, October 16, 2010 4:00pm - 6:00pm Exhibit Hall Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Borgne & Canal St Corridor 5:30pm - 8:30pm Welcome Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Armstrong Ballroom Sunday, October 17, 2010 6:30am - 7:30am Flow Yoga with TRIYOGA Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverfront 7:30am - 6:00pm Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Foyer 7:30am - 6:30pm Exhibit Hall Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Borgne & Canal St Corridor 7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Ballroom 9:00am - 10:30am Opening Plenary: Food, Culture & Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Ballroom 10:45am - 12:15pm Breakout Session #1 – Workshops Beyond Urban Ag: The Real Dirt on Food Policy and Planning in Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . A1 City Government in Brazil Improves Health Outcomes by Opening Restaurant!. . . . . . A2 Credit and Capital for a Just and Sustainable Food System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 The Minneapolis Healthy Corner Store Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D1 Environmental Justice and Food Justice: A Rallying Cry! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D2 Youth are the Roots: Young People as the Foundation of the Food Movement. . . . . . . . D3 Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Successes and Implementation. . . . . . . . . . . Maurepas Food Movements, Unite! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southdown Grantsmanship Workshop with USDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallier AB Innovative Solutions to Food Deserts in Urban Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Chenier Food, Climate, and Policy: Creating Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grand Cocteau 12:15pm - 2:30pm Lunch on Your Own 12:15pm - 1:15pm CFSC Policy Committee Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurepas 1:00pm - 2:15pm Food Justice Forum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1 & A2 Research Forum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D1 & D2 2:30pm - 4:00pm Breakout Session #2 – Networking and Committees Community Food Project Indicators of Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1 Food and Faith Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 Food Policy Councils: Looking Beyond the Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 L AW S O N Engaging Youth in Food Justice and Community Building. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D2 Healthy Corner Stores Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 VA L E N T I N E Fisheries: Innovation and Culture Alive on the Gulf Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurepas F O U N DAT I O N Generation Organic: Sustainable, Young Farmers Working for the Future . . . . Southdown Communications Professionals: Building Community & Working Together . . . Gallier AB From Detroit to New Orleans: Building a US Food Sovereignty Movement . . Grand Chenier Urban Agriculture Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grand Cocteau Cover Photo Credits: Flickr.com: Okra, Shelley Bernstein. Yellow Feathers, Alysha Jordan. Crawfish, Wally Gobetz 2 3 Check out www.CommunityFoodConference.org for post conference updates. Food, Culture & Justice New Orleans, Louisiana Contribute on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr with tag #CFSC2010
  3. 3. 4:00pm - 4:15pm Break Utilizing Farmers Markets as Hubs for Diverse Food System Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 International Links Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurepas 4:15pm - 5:45pm Breakout Session #3 – Workshops Faith-based Food Security Non-profits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayside A Food Banking Outside of the Box: Incorporating the Language of Community Reinventing Food Distribution for Regional Food Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1 Food Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayside C Food & Faith: A Values-Based Approach for Community Food Security . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 Community Economic Development Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nottoway Food Systems Education and Student-driven Food Reform in New Orleans . . . . . . . . . A3 Youth Food Policy Councils: Engaging Youth Within the Food Policy Building Community Food Security through Community Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D1 Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Alley Tearing Down the Silos: Collaboration & Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D2 Gulf South Food Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Chenier Confronting Corporate Power in the Food System: ¡Sí Se Puede! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 National Farm to School Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grand Cocteau Growing Abundance: Restoring Neighborhood Connections to Healthy Food . . Maurepas Participatory Food Assessments: Integrating Diverse Perspectives and 4:30pm - 4:45pm Break Building Local Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southdown USDA Risk Management Agency Partner Achievements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallier AB 4:45pm - 6:00pm Jobs Forum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Alley Growing the Community: Public Health and the Farm Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Chenier 7:00pm Gather for Reception and Second line to French Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hotel Lobby Emerging Technology and the Threat to a Just Food System . . . . . . . . . . .Grand Cocteau 8:00pm - 10:00pm Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . French Market Monday, October 18, 2010 Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:30am - 7:30am Flow Yoga with TRIYOGA Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverfront 6:30am - 7:30am Flow Yoga with TRIYOGA Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverfront 6:30am - 7:30am Movement Meditation with Marilyn Yank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayside B 7:30am - 12:00pm Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Foyer 7:30am - 7:00pm Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Foyer 7:30am - 1:00pm Exhibit Hall Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Borgne & Canal St Corridor 7:30am - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Borgne & Canal St Corridor 7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Ballroom 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Ballroom 9:00am - 10:30am Breakout session #6 – Workshops 8:30am - 9:30am CFSC Annual Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Ballroom 9:30am - 10:30am International Plenary & Food Sovereignty Prize: Knowing You Make a Difference: Community Food Security Assessment and “From Local to Global, Another Food System is Possible!” . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Ballroom Evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 Increasing Healthy Food Access through Community and Internet Grocer 10:45am - 12:15pm Breakout Session #4 – Networking and Committees Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 Why Healthy Soils Produce Healthy Food: Soils and Urban Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . D2 The Food Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 Where’s the Food At? Community Health through Open Green Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 Strengthening Food Business Clusters to Create Community Wealth . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 Building Local Power: Communities Take Back their Food Systems! . . . . . . . . . Maurepas Whole Measures for Community Food Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D2 Foraging for Funding: Is Social Enterprise Right for Your Non-Profit? . . . . . . . . Nottoway Building a Global Movement: Discussion with Food Sovereignty It’s Harvest Time: Food, Security and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Alley Prize Honorees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 FoodCorps: Planting a Shovel Ready Service Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Chenier Recipe for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurepas Maple Apple Gumbo: Farm to School Collaboration in Vermont . . . . . . . . .Grand Cocteau The Journey to Local – Creating and Implementing a Sustainability Plan . . . . . Bayside A Organizing for Labor, Racial, and Immigrant Justice in Community Food 10:45am - 12:00pm Closing Plenary: “Growing a Movement, Building Power” . . . . . . . . . Napoleon Ballroom Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayside C SNAP-UP: Food Stamp Incentive Programs at Farmers’ Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . Nottoway Food Insecurity: Improving Accessamong New Orleans Low-Income Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Alley Blueprints, Maps and Frameworks: Developing State-wide Food Systems Policy Priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Chenier Plate to Politics: How Women Can Lead the Recipe for Change . . . . . . . . . .Grand Cocteau 12:15pm - 3:00pm Lunch on your own 1:30pm - 2:45pm Farm Bill Forum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Alley © Organic Valley 2010-12036 Find your nearest 3:00pm - 4:30pm Breakout Session #5 – Workshops farmer and coupons at www.organicvalley.coop CFSC Strategic Planning Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 Top Ten Best Practices for Successful Community Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 MILK BUTTER CHEESE EGGS Strategies for Creating Effective and Successful Garden Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D2 JUICE SOY PRODUCE Gotreaux Family Farms 4 5 Check out www.CommunityFoodConference.org for post conference updates. Food, Culture & Justice New Orleans, Louisiana Contribute on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr with tag #CFSC2010
  4. 4. Sheraton Hotel Sheraton Hotel: 4th Floor conference maps Wildwood Southdown Sheraton Hotel: 3rd Floor Oakley Phones Freight Elevator Common Street Gallier A Guest Elevators Poydras Freight Common Street Corridor Gallier B Guest Elevators Elevator Business Center Escalators Storage Service Elevators A3 A2 A1 Evergreen Vehicle Elevator Foyer Estherwood Ellen- dale Guest Elevators Women Service Area Nottoway Edge- Cam wood A Men p St Napolean Napolean Bayside A Bayside B Bayside C Ballroom Edge- reet Registration Escalators wood B Oak Alley Crescent Women Service Area Maurepas Sheraton Hotel: 5th Floor Foyer Men Storage D3 D2 D1 Borgne Canal Street Corridor Rampart Canal Street Phones A B Guest Elevators Vehicle & Freight Elevator Guest Elevators Escalators Grand Ballroom Registraton Desk C Coat Room Women Grand Chenier D E Men Grand Couteau ce ra r Te Brookshire Farm 6 7 Check out www.CommunityFoodConference.org for post conference updates. Food, Culture & Justice New Orleans, Louisiana Contribute on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr with tag #CFSC2010
  5. 5. Saturday, October 16 9:00am - 10:30am Napoleon A3 Napoleon D3 5:30pm - 8:30pm Opening Plenary: Credit and Capital for a Just and Youth are the Roots: Young People Welcome Reception “Food, Culture & Justice” Sustainable Food System as the Foundation of the Food Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor Napoleon Ballroom Ben Burkett, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives Movement Welcome to New Orleans! Join us for a reception Mayor Mitch Landrieu, invited Niaz Dorry, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance Christine Hadekel, Cornell Garden-Based Learning featuring produce, rice and goats from local farms Lolis Ellie, Filmmaker and Writer for Treme Lisa Griffith, National Family Farm Coalition Drew Love, Boston Locavores and gardens, including several visited by field Pam Broom, Urban Gardener New Orleans is brimming with people who are Scott Marlow, Rural Advancement Foundation Alicia Sparks, Real Food Challenge trip participants. At the reception you’ll have the passionate about food. Listen to a group of all-star New International – USA Learn from three different grassroots organizations opportunity to meet conference attendees and speakers, CFSC board and staff, and the Local Host Committee. Orleanians share their personal connection to food – Bob St. Peter, Food for Maine’s Future about how young people are playing an effective and family cooking traditions, business ventures, gardening vital role in the food movement. Then, through small Hilde Steffey, Farm Aid Food Justice Photo and farming – and you will be fired-up to explore this To create jobs and strengthen our food and local group discussion, learn how you can successfully city’s dynamic food culture. partner with youth to accomplish your organization’s Contest Gallery economy, farmers, fishers and workers must have fair goals and to build a more diverse and sustainable food access to capital, credit and disaster assistance. Session movement. The photographs depict the effects of food justice 10:45am - 12:15pm attendees will learn of the barriers food producers projects and collaborations in communities across the country. The winning photographs and other selected Breakout Session #1 face in our financial infrastructure, including farmer Maurepas access to agricultural land, fisherman’s access to fishing photos will be on display during the reception in the Napoleon A1 rights and the strategies necessary to redefine this Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Armstrong Ballroom and throughout the conference in the Common St Corridor. Beyond Urban Ag: The Real Dirt infrastructure. Successes and Implementation on Food Policy & Planning in Napoleon D1 Megan Lott, Community Food Security Coalition Also at the reception: Seattle The Minneapolis Healthy Corner Sheilah Davidson, School Food FOCUS 6:00 pm - 7:00pm Kara Martin, Martin & Sanders Consulting LLC Store Program Ellen Teller, Food Research and Action Center Book Signing Aliyah Ali, Minneapolis Department of Health & Family This panel of national policy experts will highlight Tammy Morales, Urban Food Link wins in the recent Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization Meet the authors of three recently published books and Support legislation, including mandatory funding for Farm to Andrea Petzel, City of Seattle Department of Planning & have your copy signed. Learn about the evolution of the Minneapolis Healthy School programs, and explain what is now needed as we Development Corner Store Program, highlighting experiences shift gears towards implementing these policy wins. Seattle is considered a leader in the urban agriculture with store recruitment, relationship building, needs movement, but the city’s efforts to increase the security Sunday, October 17 assessment, and leveraging existing policies. By Southdown and sustainability of its local (and regional) food system sharing lessons learned throughout planning and 6:30am - 7:30am extend beyond merely growing and selling food. This implementation, we aim to educate participants about Food Movements, Unite! workshop will identify how local government plays a Flow Yoga with TRIYOGA Center vital role in the local food system. Presenters will also how to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods through corner stores. Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First share the challenges of implementing food policy at the Annie Shattuck, Food First Woldenberg Park on the Riverfront local level. Join New Orleans based TRIYOGA Center for morning Napoleon D2 Food First will present our new book “Breaking Through flow yoga practice at the Woldenberg Park on the Napoleon A2 Environmental Justice and Food the Asphalt: Strategies for Transforming the Food System” in an interactive workshop with multiple riverfront on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday Mornings. Donations are appreciated. City Government in Brazil Justice: A Rallying Cry! authors. The workshop will discuss key strategies for Improves Health Outcomes by John Burns, Jack and Jakes change from labor, food justice, and food sovereignty leaders around the world and in the United States. 7:30am - 9:00am Opening Restaurant! Michelle Erenberg, Gulf Restoration Network Breakfast Daniela Almeida, REDE Matt Rota, Gulf Restoration Network Gallier AB Napoleon Ballroom Examining the intersection of Environmental Justice Grantsmanship Workshop with Flavio Duffles, City of Belo Horizonte Sara Franklin, Independent consultant and writer and Food Justice in the Gulf Coast is vital, as the USDA effects of a massive oil spill are threatening this entire Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center community. We will discuss the impacts of several Well articulated goals and objectives can result in sources of pollution on food security in a region that your proposal being successfully funded. At this The city government in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, halved relies on the bayous, marshes, and river for livelihoods interactive session we’ll discuss the keys to successful infant mortality by launching a comprehensive food as much as for food. grantsmanship, the Dos and Don’ts in proposal writing, initiative based on the concept that food is a human working with collaborators, timelines, evaluation and right. The city opened a “popular restaurant” that buys project sustainability. food from local farms, and feeds low-income residents healthy local meals at low prices. 8 Food, Culture & Justice New Orleans, Louisiana Sunday, October 17 9
  6. 6. Grand Chenier 1:00pm - 2:15pm Napoleon A3 Southdown Innovative Solutions to Food Food Justice Forum Food Policy Councils: Looking Generation Organic: Sustainable, Deserts in Urban Areas Napoleon A1 & A2 Beyond the Local Young Farmers Working for the Adam Diamond, USDA Facilitated by Robert Gottlieb & Anupama Joshi, Urban David McIntyre, International Culinary School at the Art Future & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College Institute of Portland Paulette Flynn, SHARE Wisconsin Melanie Webb, Organic Valley Farmer The authors of Food Justice will facilitate a discussion Anita Yap, Multnomah Food Policy Council Adam Pine, University of Minnesota Duluth with food justice leaders, to help situate and define food Tyler Webb, Organic Valley Farmer justice as a crucial part of the struggles to change the Food Policy Councils are gaining in recognition and Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Community Food Security Young organic farmers will discuss challenges during food system. The forum will identify the various aspects relevance within their local communities. Can FPCs, Network an era when most farmers are over 55. People of all of the emerging food justice movement and engage through networking and collaboration, influence The purpose of this workshop is to discuss on-going ages are invited to discuss the philosophy behind participants in a discussion about food justice issues. national policies? Small groups will explore the barriers projects such as food buying clubs and mobile markets family farming, organic sustainability, the duties young and benefits of FPC collaboration and looking beyond that increase food-buying options in urban food deserts. farmers take on, and how to unite with hope for the local issues. Our goal is to share best practices and develop new Research Forum future. strategies that expand access to healthy food in urban Napoleon D2 Napoleon D1 & D2 Gallier AB communities. Facilitated by Molly Anderson, College of the Atlantic; Engaging Youth in Food Justice Communications Professionals: Grand Cocteau Megan Carney, UC Santa Barbara; Anne Palmer, Center for a Livable Future and Community Building Building Community & Working Food, Climate and Policy: The CFSC Research Forum will provide a space for Deborah Leta Habib, Seeds of Solidarity Together Creating Connections attendees to learn about existing research projects and Vanessa Lynch, Seeds of Solidarity innovative research approaches, connect with others Naomi Starkman, Food Policy Media Consultant Eliav Bitan, New Era Agriculture Youth programs can provide young people with a in the field to reflect on research challenges and gap Jen Dalton, Kitchen Table Consulting/Civil Eats safe and productive community setting to grow and Betsy McCann, New Era Agriculture areas relevant to community food security, and devise transform, while cultivating food and skills for activism. Wendy Wasserman, AMS/USDA This informative workshop addresses the relationship practical solutions to overcoming these challenges. Through dialogue, this session explores key questions, Communications directors and independent between food and climate change through the challenges, and strategies for energizing existing youth communications professionals provide the voice presentation of pertinent research. Participants will 2:30pm - 4:00pm food and agriculture programs to inspire and engage and tools needed to deliver the messages of the food engage in communication-centered activities that aid in interpreting scientific evidence for a variety of Breakout Session # 2 young people as changemakers. movement to a variety of audiences. We will examine how we can help one another be more effective and audiences. Napoleon D3 Napoleon A1 use our strengths for future actions in support of food Community Food Project Healthy Corner Stores Network security and the good food movement. 12:15pm - 2:30pm Lunch on Your Own Indicators of Success – James Johnson-Piett, Urbane Development, LLC Grand Chenier Specifically for CFP Grantees Kai Siedenburg, Community Food Security Coalition From Detroit to New Orleans: 12:15pm - 1:15pm Jeanette Abi-Nader, Community Food Security Coalition Are you working to bring fresh produce or other healthy Building a US Food Sovereignty CFSC Policy Gain detailed information on CFP grantee reporting foods into small-scale stores in your community, or interested in doing this work? Come meet members Movement Committee Meeting requirements. The Indicators of Success is a new of the Healthy Corner Stores Network and learn about reporting system designed to track outputs and corner store initiatives around the country. We’ll get Nefer Ra Barber, Detroit Black Community Food Security Maurepas outcomes across programs and demonstrate our brief updates on various efforts and discuss issues of Network CFSC’s Policy Committee develops policy goals for the collective impacts towards community food security. common interest. Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions coalition, updates members on the latest federal policy Come learn how to use this form and glean input on happenings affecting the community food security Joaquin Martinez, Community to Community your CFP evaluation. Maurepas movement, and strategizes on current legislative efforts. Development Join us to hear what CFSC’s policy office has been Napoleon A2 Fisheries: Innovation and Culture Bob St. Peter, National Family Farm Coalition/Via working on in 2010, and to discuss future policy issues Food & Faith Committee Alive on the Gulf Coast Campesina North America affecting community food security. Karen Washington, New York City Urban Farmer Rusty Gaude, LSU AgCenter SeaGrant The Food and Faith committee meets annually at the Ben Yahola, Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative CFSC meeting and hosts a google discussion group Robin Barnes, Greater New Orleans Inc. around issues related to food and faith. Join us to In June of 2010, 15,000 activists converged in Detroit Darlene Wolnik, Marketumbrella.org review past goals and select priorities for our work for the US Social Forum. In this powerful space, Come to this “fair” of information from fishers, markets the foundations were laid for a unified grassroots in the coming year. This year’s meeting will offer us and extension services on fisheries on the Gulf Coast. movement for food sovereignty in the US. Learn more, an opportunity to revisit the focus and format of this This is a great chance for food activists that are more plug into current actions, and strategize on next steps. committee so we can plan for our future. familiar with agricultural products to learn about fish. 10 Food, Culture & Justice New Orleans, Louisiana Sunday, October 17 11
  7. 7. Grand Cocteau Napoleon A3 Napoleon D3 Gallier AB Urban Agriculture Committee Food Systems Education and Confronting Corporate Power in USDA Risk Management Agency The Urban Agriculture Committee works on national Student-driven Food Reform in the Food System: ¡Sí Se Puede! Partner Achievements policy and disseminates information of interest to community gardeners, urban farmers and other New Orleans Joel Greeno, National Family Farm Coalition Learn about managing risks associated with communities, farms, and ranches from RMA funded metropolitan growers. The meeting will brainstorm Cory Ashby, Our School at Blair Grocery Kathy Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition partners. New and old project directors will discuss speakers to invite to our upcoming monthly conference Johanna Gilligan, Clean Plate Projects, LLC Karen Washington, Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners their projects’ successes, failures, strategies, and tools calls, and discuss legislative strategy related to getting There are more than 2 million farmers and fisherman, used to manage agricultural risks and achieve economic urban agriculture included in the 2012 Farm Bill. Student Representatives, Kids Rethink New Orleans 15 million food system workers, and 300 million eaters viability. Schools in the US. Standing between them are a handful of School gardens are growing like weeds in New Orleans! Grand Chenier 4:15pm - 5:45pm corporations who control how food gets from one side This workshop will discuss innovative food systems Breakout Session # 3 education occurring at Our School at Blair Grocery, to the other. Learn from people working to change that Growing the Community: Public equation, through organizing, education, and direct Napoleon A1 the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans and Kids Rethink action. Health and the Farm Bill New Orleans Schools. Participants will share best Reinventing Food Distribution for practices in their own communities and ideas on how Maurepas Becca Klein, John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future to meaningfully engage youth in the reform of the food Regional Food Systems system. Growing Abundance: Restoring Megan Lott, Community Food Security Coalition Roni Neff, John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Tim Huggins, Red Tomato Napoleon D1 Neighborhood Connections to David Wallinga, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy Betty MacKenzie, Red Tomato Building Community Food Healthy Food Federal agriculture policy, particularly the Farm Bill, Red Tomato presents their basic ‘lessons learned’ in twelve years wholesale distribution and marketing Security Through Community Larry Adams, Walnut Way Conservation Corp has numerous implications for community food security and public health. This session will explore of local produce, combined with small and large Gardens Sharon Adams, Walnut Way Conservation Corp opportunities and share concrete resources to expand group problem solving, information sharing and Young Kim, Fondy Food Center collaboration between public health and community brainstorming for anyone actively involved in creating Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede, United Methodist Ministries food professionals locally and regionally in order to distribution links for local/regional food supply. Nicole Lightwine, Walnut Way Conservation Corp Mary Lee Fitzsimmons, United Methodist Ministries impact the 2012 Farm Bill. Walnut Way Conservation Corp is a resident-led, Napoleon A2 Erika Rumbley, Southside Community Land Trust community development organization serving the Grand Cocteau Food & Faith: A Values-Based Eliza Sutton, Southside Community Land Trust Milwaukee Central City neighborhood. The session will discuss grassroots urban agriculture projects, Emerging Technology and the Approach for Community Food This workshop will explore critical success factors for new community gardens in rural and urban settings urban revitalization complexities, and health equality Threat to a Just Food System Security during the planning, implementation and evaluation issues. Learn how communities can transform through connections to growing. Sarah Alexander, Food & Water Watch phases of gardens and then will explore two models for Pastor Heber Brown III, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church ensuring sustainability in urban settings—establishing Dave Andrews, Food & Water Watch Southdown Jenny Holmes, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon both a city wide community garden network and Michael Greger, Humane Society of the United States Cassi Johnson, Community Food Advocates marketing collaboratives. Participatory Food Assessments: This panel will discuss emerging technologies in the Angela Smith, Baltimore Food & Faith Project Napoleon D2 Integrating Diverse Perspectives food system such as animal genetic engineering, Faith-based organizations and faith communities Tearing Down the Silos: and Building Local Leadership cloning, and nanotechnology. These emerging technologies threaten the health of humans, animals, representing different traditions will share their work to support local farmers, develop community gardens, Collaboration & Partnership Wendy Peters Moschetti, WPM Consulting LLC the environment, and a just food system. Small groups will discuss how we can build a sustainable movement and increase healthy food accessibility. Attendees will Dawn Thilmany McFadden, Colorado State University Lauren Bierbaum, GNO Afterschool Partnership against these dangerous technologies. be asked to share best practices from their own faith- Cynthia Torres, Longmont Farmers’ Market based efforts and participate in structured small group Grace Peterson, LSU Ag Center Presenters will share challenges and successes in discussions, each led by a panelist. Ashley Wennerstrom, Tulane School of Medicine developing meaningful, participatory food systems Throughout Louisiana, unprecedented collaboration assessments that engage universities, non-profits, and is occurring as a response to the struggle for limited governments. This roundtable discussion will use a case resources. Building collaborative partnerships across study from our experience with developing assessments sectors is vital for the development of successful to explore the principles of participatory research and community projects. The presenters will explain the participatory strategy development among diverse food components involved in creating workable strategies for system stakeholders. building those collaborations and provide examples of successful collaborations. 12 Food, Culture & Justice New Orleans, Louisiana Sunday, October 17 13
  8. 8. Monday, October 18 us that a new food system is possible – and we all have Napoleon D3 the steps taken to assist in funding, build community 6:30am - 7:30am a role to play in bringing it about! Building a Global Movement: relationships, partner with local farmers and share our learnings during our journey. Movement Meditation with 10:45am - 12:15pm Discussion with Food Sovereignty Bayside C Marilyn Yank Breakout Session #4 Prize Honorees Organizing for Labor, Racial, and Djibo Bagna, ROPPA (The Network of West African Bayside B Napoleon A2 Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations) Immigrant Justice in Community Simple standing exercises to strengthen and stretch the body, calm the mind and build energy. Dress Food Commons John Kinsman, Family Farm Defenders Food Systems comfortably. Marilyn has been a student and teacher James Cochran, Swanton Berry Farm Cathleen Kneen, Food Secure Canada Darrin Browder, Restaurant Opportunities Center-New of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation for 25 years and Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First Dawn Morrison, The Working Group on Indigenous Food Orleans teaches classes throughout New Orleans. The Food Commons is a New Deal scale proposal to Sovereignty Derek Robinson, ROC-NOLA acquire farmland and other food infrastructure to create Christiana Schiavoni, WhyHunger Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance 7:30am - 8:30am integrated regional food systems nationwide, with Ruth Simpson, Family Farm Defenders Breakfast a special emphasis on under-served communities. It Diana Robinson, UFCW Local 1500 would support the small businesses that would operate Aba Ifeoma, Detroit Black Community Food Security Food system workers and organizers will present Napoleon Ballroom the system, and be governed democratically by all, Network the problems facing workers throughout our food from farmers and farm workers, to retailers and retail The 2010 Food Sovereignty Prize winners and other system and the strategies and solutions that they are 8:30am - 9:30am employing to overcome them, followed by a discussion workers, to customers and communities. leaders in the food sovereignty movement will lead CFSC Annual Meeting a discussion to increase participants’ understanding with workshop participants about how to link workers’ Napoleon A3 of the concepts of food sovereignty and how these rights and food security into one movement. Napoleon Ballroom Our annual meeting is a great opportunity for you Strengthening Food Business elements shape their community food security work which, in turn, revitalizes and strengthens local Nottoway to better understand the groundbreaking work CFSC Clusters to Create Community economies. SNAP-UP: Food Stamp Incentive is doing, as well as to shape the direction of the organization through providing feedback. Meet the new Wealth Maurepas Programs at Farmers’ Markets Board members and learn about the initiatives CFSC will be undertaking in 2011. Dan Carmody, Detroit Eastern Market Recipe for Change: Healthy Food Fernanda de Campos, City Heights Farmers’ Market Regi Haslett-Marroquin, Rural Enterprise Center in Every Community Sarah Nelson, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market 9:30am - 10:30am Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center Alexis Stevens, Green Market Mary Hendrickson, University of Missouri Extension International Plenary & Food One of the most effective strategies for strengthening local food economies is to create clusters of food Mary Lee, PolicyLink Gus Schumacher, Wholesome Wave Foundation Sovereignty Prize: businesses that trade with each other, foster Linda Shak, Prevention Institute Darlene Wolnik, Marketumbrella.org “From Local to Global, Another strong social connections, and create greater local interdependency. Learn how two innovative clusters are Creating healthier food environments requires policies Join farmers’ market operators from around the country to hear about programs that increase SNAP (food Food System is Possible!” forming in rural and urban areas. and practices that support healthy food retail, healthier institutions, federal nutrition programs, and sustainable stamp) participants’ buying power at the market. A panel discussion followed by small group activities will Napoleon Ballroom food systems. This interactive session familiarizes Napoleon D2 help participants learn how to start similar programs in participants with policy opportunities, emphasizes the John Kinsman, Family Farm Defenders Whole Measures for Community importance of working across sectors, and provides a their communities. Ruth Simpson, Family Farm Defenders Food Systems forum for sharing policy and organizational practice successes and challenges. Oak Alley Aba Ifeoma, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network Jeanette Abi-Nader, Community Food Security Coalition Food Insecurity: Improving Bayside A Djibo Bagna, ROPPA (The Network of West African Deb Habib, Seeds of Solidarity Access Among New Orleans Low- Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations) Mario Yanez, Earth Learning The Journey to Local: Income Communities Dawn Morrison, The Working Group on Indigenous Food How do you measure what is really important about Creating and Implementing a Pamela Broom, New Orleans Food & Farm Network Sovereignty your community food systems work? Whole Measures Sustainability Plan Hear from the 2010 Food Sovereignty Prize recipient for Community Food Systems (WMCFS) is a project David Coffman, Second Harvest Family Farm Defenders and Honorable Mentions: assessment and evaluation tool based on a set of core James Boushka, University Dining Services at UC Davis Lynette Collin, O.C. Haley Main Street and Merchants Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, value-based practices. It uses dialogue and community Association Michelle Russell, Colby College Student ROPPA and The Working Group on Indigenous Food engagement to explore the impact of our work. Learn Sovereignty. These organizations are implementing about this tool, hear innovative evaluation strategies Allyson Murphy’, Sodexo Campus Services Greta Gladney, The Renaissance Project creative strategies to put power over our food system and practice engaging with WMCFS. What is important in a sustainability plan? Learn Malcolm Suber, American Friends Service Committee back into the hands of the people. From local to how to develop a sustainability program for your food This interactive presentation of New Orleans-based municipal to global levels, their inspiring stories remind service operation. Summarizing the journey on both the racial equity, food access and poverty alleviation work is UC Davis and Colby College campuses, we will discuss 14 Food, Culture & Justice New Orleans, Louisiana Monday, October 18 15

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