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Rise Up, Scale Up Listening Lab
4-Part Webinar Series

The Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Our mission is to end the injustices that cause hunger.  As a “people’s think and do tank,” our mission is to end the injustices that cause hunger and support communities to take back control of their food systems.  We advance our mission through three interrelated work areas: research, education and action.  Since its first book, Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity, Food First has published over 60 books and hundreds of articles and research reports.  Our goal, now, is to not only continue that legacy, but to broaden our actions aimed at amplifying BIPOC-led voices in communities and movements that expose the root causes of hunger, mobilize local food system implementation strategies, and advance real solutions.

 

The purpose of the Rise Up, Scale Up Listening Lab will be to listen closely and learn about BIPOC-led food justice and sovereignty movement work. The goals of the Listening Labs will be to identify best practices and/or gaps.

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Join the Conversation, It’s Free!

 

Join the Conversation, It’s Free!

 We welcome…

Community-based organizations
Small farmers and those interested in starting to farm
Philanthropic and civic organizations that can support the movement
Congressional staffers, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hunger Center, Hispanic Caucus, and Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
Researchers and action-oriented academics that research and/or teach about food justice/sovereignty work
 

Join the Conversation, It’s Free!

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Schedule

Listening Labs are 90 minutes
1:00 pm EDT/12:00 pm CDT/11:00 am MDT/10:00 am PDT

Friday, April 22, 2022

Community Organization Perspective

Friday, April 29, 2022

Research & Academic Perspective

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Philanthropic & Civic Perspective

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Art & Culture Perspective

Community Organization Perspective

 A conversation with representatives from Black Food Justice Alliance, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, HEAL Food Alliance, and Intertribal Agriculture Council on their members’ work in the food justice/sovereignty movement; their experiences, views on scaling up and/or sustaining local food systems, and where they see gaps and opportunities to make change.

Research & Academic Perspective

A conversation with representatives from First Nations Development Institute, Mississippi State University, Tuskegee University, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on their work researching, teaching and providing youth programming to foster change in the food justice/sovereignty movement; their experiences, views on scaling up and/or sustaining local food systems, and where they see gaps and opportunities.

 Philanthropic & Civic Perspective

Philanthropic and Civic Perspective - a conversation with representatives from All Things Healing, Partnership for a Healthier America, The Common Market, AgroEcology Fund, and the Partnership and Partnership Action Funds on creative ways to define and connect community that leads to funding and sustaining local and regional food systems.

Art & Culture Perspective

The Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Our mission is to end the injustices that cause hunger. As a “people’s think and do tank,” our mission is to end the injustices that cause hunger and support communities to take back control of their food systems. We advance our mission through three interrelated work areas: research, education and action. Since its first book, Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity, Food First has published over 60 books and hundreds of articles and research reports. Our goal, now, is to not only continue that legacy, but to broaden our actions aimed at amplifying BIPOC-led voices in communities and movements that expose the root causes of hunger, mobilize local food system implementation strategies, and advance real solutions.

Check back soon for more details about our upcoming listening labs!