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Sunday, July 10 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Youth and Emerging Leadership in Just Food Economies

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We will: Demonstrate how young people and the next generation of leaders are engaged in shifting our food system and food economies. Share models of youth engagement and emerging leadership in food justice organizations and networks. Learn about strategies and commitments to youth leadership, nurturing the next generations through the lens of racial equity and food justice. Explore various models of engaging youth and emerging leaders in food justice work and new food economies.


Bobby Anderson

Chef Bobby Anderson is the Founder and Executive Director of FBites, a culinary vocational training program for youth and young adults ages 10-19 in Erie and Niagara County. F Bites is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth and adults through building employable skill... Read More →

Khadijah Hussein

Khadijah Hussein is a 17 year old, early-graduate "Class of 2016 Junior" at International Prep High School in Buffalo. Khadijah came to the United States from Kenya when she was 7 years old. She participates in a lot of community and school-based activities like being on the school... Read More →

Shira Tiffany

Shira Tiffany is a Community Organizer at the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and is excited to facilitate a unique decentralized collaborative network of fishermen, fishworkers, and allies organized around economic, social, food, and environmental justice. She lives in Boston... Read More →

Rebekah Williams

Community Organizer // Organizadora de la Comunidad, Massachusetts Ave Project
Rebekah Williams, Youth Education Director at MAP, hires ~50 teenagers each year. MAP develops lesson plans and curriculum in food systems, urban farming, community organizing, and social and environmental justice. She co-facilitates the Youth Advisors Council (YAC), a city-wide collaboration... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Rockwell Hall 305