2019 Fairfax Food Equity Summit

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Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

3740 Old Lee Highway

Fairfax, VA 22030

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Join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we kick start a discussion on Food Equity in Fairfax. Explore Food Access through a broader lens as we find ways to make healthy food more accessible in our community.

Hear from our guest speakers:

Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown, III
Founder, Black Church Food Security Network

Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown, III is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2015, Rev. Brown, III founded the Black Church Food Security Network, which helps congregations grow food on church-owned land and connects them with African American farmers in order to further Black food and land sovereignty.

Karla Bruce
Chief Equity Officer, Fairfax County Government

Karla Bruce has over 20 years of local government management experience and is known as a driver of innovation in public service delivery, bridging the efforts of local government with the collective action of residents and broad networks of partners to strategically address issues facing vulnerable populations and neighborhoods. Karla currently serves as the Chief Equity Officer for Fairfax County, Virginia where she successfully championed the adoption of the One Fairfax Racial and Social Equity Resolution and Policy and provides overall management of the One Fairfax strategic framework, advising and supporting the Board of Supervisors and Executive Leadership in shaping and directing the policy and practice to foster equitable opportunity for all Fairfax County residents.

Hanh Le,
Executive Director, Weissberg Foundation

Hanh Le oversees strategy development, stakeholder engagement, grant-making, and operations at the Weissberg Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the chief program officer at Exponent Philanthropy, where she led educational programming, content development and internal learning efforts. Hanh co-chairs the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ Racial Equity Working Group and the Metro-DC chapter of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and she serves on the boards of Asian American LEAD, North Capital Main Street, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and Innovation Network.

Join Us in a Food Equity Challenge:

Please join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we embark on the FSNE 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge together! As an organization, we are committed to understanding and undoing racism in our food system. The FSNE Racial Equity Challenge, with small daily email prompts delivered every morning from April 1 through April 21, we can all easily participate in this transformative effort at our own pace. Visit the FSNE Challenge website for more information or to sign up.

Seating is limited. Please register by May 15th.

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Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

3740 Old Lee Highway

Fairfax, VA 22030

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