Tuesday, 12. March 2019, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2019 Come to the Table Conference

2019 Come to the Table Conference, March 12-13
Called to Action: Uprooting Hunger and Cultivating Justice
We invite faith leaders and laypeople, hunger relief advocates, farmers, farm workers, community organizers, community gardeners, food council members, extension agents and others to join us next March to examine the root causes of hunger and collaborate to build a more just food system. At the 2019 Come to the Table Conference, we hope to energize attendees to go back to their communities with the knowledge to challenge the systemic nature of hunger and the skills and connections to grow structures that are based in justice. The 2019 Conference will:

Share resources, tools & knowledge to support attendees in being effective community organizers for a more just food system
Provide space for the knowledge and wisdom in the room to be shared and for us all to learn together
Provide space for people to connect with each other and build relationships that will sustain and support their work

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Monica White, author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom MovementEric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First 
Workshop tracks include:
Addressing Hunger - This track explores four different strategies to address and alleviate hunger in food insecure communities.
Community Agriculture - This track examines how community gardens and farms can serve as spaces for building capacity, relationships, and access.
Economic and Labor Justice - This track reveals some of the ways labor and economic policies create economic, health, and human rights inequities that can lead to hunger.
Environmental Justice - This track explores how community members are addressing issues of environmental justice within their communities.
Faith, Food, and Justice - Learn how theology is shaping the way faith communities are addressing the immediate needs of hunger while challenging its systemic causes.
Food Policy Advocacy - Hear from speakers who are taking grassroots action on food issues and gain skills for how you can do the same.
Healing and Wellness - This track examines how we can personally and collectively heal and stay well while working for justice.
Movement Building - Learn and engage in conversation around how to build community momentum, power, and collaboration to address shared challenges.
Racial Equity - Topics examining the historical and contemporary role of racism in food systems and ideas for change.
Resources for Farmers - An informative track for farmers discussing resources and programs for their business.

Working Together in Community - Tools and strategies that create opportunities for communities to actively engage in the development of solutions regarding hunger or social issues.
Youth-Led Change - Hear the stories of youth who are working towards a just and sustainable food system.
Conference Schedule
March 12th


Conference registration opens

9:30am – 10:00am
Welcome, Opening

10:00am – 11:00am
Keynote #1

11:15am – 12:30pm
Workshop #1

12:30pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 4:30pm
Extended Workshops

4:30pm – 5:00pm

March 13th


9:00am – 9:15am

9:15am – 10:30am
Keynote #2

10:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 12:15pm
Workshop #2

12:15pm – 1:15pm
Lunch, Break, Networking, Exhibitors 

1:15pm-2:30 pm
Workshop #3


Workshop #4


2019 Come to the Table Conference

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