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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Growing Food and Power: Food Sovereignty in the United States

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How do we advance food sovereignty--the right of communities to control their own food systems--in the United States? In this session, you will hear from leaders across the country working to create systemic approaches to community health and self-determination. Examples include cooperative enterprise, direct action to defend land and water rights, grassroots organizing to change economic and political power structures, and rights-based ordinances. Attendees will learn how such tools can be used to support food sovereignty in their communities.

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Brandy Brooks

Director of Programs, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.
Brandy H. M. Brooks is an activist, educator, facilitator and designer who has spent more than 10 years working on social and environmental justice. Her particular areas of focus include community engagement and empowerment; community-based design and land use planning; and food justice... Read More →

Dara Cooper

National Black Food & Justice Alliance
With roots in numerous cities including Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and Jackson, MS, Dara Cooper is a national organizer with the National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA), an alliance of Black led organizations working towards national Black food sovereignty and land justice... Read More →
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Heather Retberg

Farmer -- Organizer, Quill's End Farm --Local Food Rules
Heather Retberg and her husband Phil first met as young children in Mexico, where their fathers were missionaries.  Led through many twists and turns by their faith and values, they now live on a small, diversified, grass-based farm with their own family in Penobscot, ME. Heather... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Rockwell Hall 204