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Food Systems

Episode 5: Policy Solutions for a Values-Based Food System

Food & Beverages
Good Governance
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How does the history of racial discrimination and power imbalances in our food system affect health outcomes today?

Join us for Episode 5, Policy Solutions for a Values-Based Food System, which will take place on Monday, June 28, at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET. In this 75-minute episode, our panelists will discuss how the intersectionality of food systems affects the well-being of everyone — from producers to consumers.

In the past year, COVID-19 has pushed food insecurity rates in the United States to unprecedented levels, particularly among BIPOC households. To move from food access toward food justice, we need a collaborative effort among community organizations, food policy councils, anchor institutions, and local government to acknowledge structural racism in the food system and commit to transformative change. The goal of this webinar is to equip participants with action steps to operationalize the values of racial equity and a valued workforce in food system policy.

This webinar is for members of community organizations, food policy councils, anchor institutions, and local governments who want to learn new tools and practices to support a values-based and people-centered food system.

Expert Panel

  • Jose Oliva, campaigns director, HEAL Food Alliance
  • Karen Bassarab, senior program officer, Food Communities & Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
  • Vinny Eng, community organizer and founding member, SF New Deal 
  • Shorlette Ammons, equity in food systems coordinator, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina State University
  • Nessia Berner Wong, senior policy analyst, ChangeLab Solutions (moderator)

Register now!