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2019 Come to the Table Conference

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Admission (Full Conference)
Includes lunch, coffee, and light snacks; breakfast and dinner are on your own.
Dec 31, 2018 $50.00 $4.67
Early Bird Admission (Tuesday March 12 only)
Includes lunch, coffee, and light snacks; breakfast and dinner are on your own.
Dec 31, 2018 $25.00 $3.16
Early Bird Admission (Wednesday March 13 only)
Includes lunch, coffee, and light snacks; breakfast and dinner are on your own.
Dec 31, 2018 $25.00 $3.16
General Admission (Full Conference)
Includes lunch, coffee, and light snacks; breakfast and dinner are on your own.
Not Started $65.00 $5.59
General Admission (Tuesday March 12 only)
Includes lunch, coffee, and light snacks; breakfast and dinner are on your own.
Not Started $35.00 $3.77
General Admission (Wednesday March 13 only)
Includes lunch, coffee, and light snacks; breakfast and dinner are on your own.
Not Started $35.00 $3.77

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Event Details

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 March 12-13 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

Keynotes

"Freedom Farmers: The History of Black Agricultural Cooperatives and Building Sustainable Communities," by Dr. Monica White, author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

"Farm Justice, Food Sovereignty, and the Transformation of Everything," by Eric 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.

Some workshops have space limits; register early for the best workshop selection!

Early Bird prices last through December 31st.


Conference Schedule

March 12th

Time                                         Title
8:30am Conference registration opens
9:30am – 10:00am Welcome, Opening
10:00am – 11:00am Keynote by Dr. Monica White
11:15am – 12:30pm Workshop #1
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 4:30pm Extended Workshops
4:30pm – 5:00pm Exhibitors

March 13th

Time                                         Title
9:00am – 9:15am Opening
9:15am – 10:30am Keynote by Eric Holt-Giménez
10:30am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:15pm Workshop #2
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch, Break, Networking, Exhibitors 
1:15pm-2:30 pm Workshop #3
2:30pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-4:15pm Workshop #4
4:30pm-4:45pm Closing
Have questions about 2019 Come to the Table Conference? Contact Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI)

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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI)

The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA’s mission is to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. RAFI works nationally and internationally, focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States. RAFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pittsboro, North Carolina and incorporated in 1990.

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