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Food Justice: Creating Equity Through Sustainable Food Systems

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Rio Salado College - Conference Center

2323 West 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

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Hear from Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black, as we discuss equity in sustainable food systems and food justice.

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With inequity plaguing the community at large, the food justice movement aims to solidify the community's right to grow, sell, and eat healthy foods that are culturally appropriate and economically accessible. This focus on equity in food systems helps to provide a more sustainable future for the earth and workers, bridge gaps between various demographics, and remain respectful to cultural traditions.

Join us for our Food Justice: Creating Equity in Sustainable Food Systems conference as we discuss topics within this movement, engage with local industry experts, and hear from renowned author of Farming While Black and Co-Director and Program Manager of Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman. This event, hosted by the Sustainable Food Systems program at Rio Salado College, is the perfect opportunity to contribute to the larger discussion on equity and food justice.

Registered dietitians may qualify for continuing education credits.

Event Schedule

9:00am - 9:30am: Registration and Networking

9:30am - 10:45am: Keynote Speaker

10:45am - 11:00am: Break

11:00am - 12:00pm: Breakout Sessions

12:00pm - 1:00: Lunch and Closing Remarks

Speakers and Breakout Sessions

Keynote Speaker

  • Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black

Land and Food as Tools to End Mass Incarceration

  • Darren Chapman, TigerMountain Foundation

Restorative, Carbon-Negative, Biodiversity-Positive Farming Practice

  • Joshua Sunberg, Rio Salado College

Nutrition-Related Health Disparities

  • Adrienne Udarbe, Pinnacle Prevention

Faith Responses to an Unjust Food System Panel

  • Rev. Doug Bland, Arizona Interfaith Power and Light
  • Imam Ahmad Shqeirat, Islamic Community Center of Tempe
  • Eddie Calderon, Arizona Jews for Justice
  • Souta Calling Last, Indigenous Vision
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Rio Salado College - Conference Center

2323 West 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

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