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Produce for the People: community resilience and food security

September 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the NorCal Resilience Network and to learn about resilience hubs and replicable food security initiatives in the East Bay

About this Event

This is the second of two webinars highlighting the power and potential of Resilience Hubs.

Unhoused populations are struggling to find enough to eat. Farmers are faced with both surplus produce and lower incomes as they are left without places to sell. Individuals have a renewed desire to plant gardens as they grapple with long grocery lines and rising food prices. The NorCal Resilience Network is leveraging their existing coalition of organizations and Resilience Hubs program to address critical food security needs that can be scaled up and replicated in a number of communities.

This round table style discussion with East Bay food justice leaders and organizers will focus on difficult questions related to:

  • The history of racial inequities within the food industry and how this intersection between food justice and racial justice could evolve moving forward
  • How communities have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What an equitable hyper-local food web could look like in the future (based on the building blocks that currently exist), including resilience hubs as centers for food growing and distribution

Featured Speakers include:

Keneda Gibson: artist, community organizer with the East Oakland Neighborhood Initiative, and recipient of a Resilience Hub grant to develop a garden rooted in community at her house

Wanda Stewart: Executive Director of Common Vision and garden educator at Hoover Elementary School

Essential Food and Medicine co-founders AshEL Seasunz Eldridge and Xochitl Bernadette Moreno: Committed to reclaiming surplus and locally grown produce to make juice, soups, smoothies, and natural medicines that directly serve the most vulnerable people in our communities for free.

Moderated by Ayano K. Jeffers-Fabro, independent consultant for community food initiatives (most recently acting as Project Manager for incubating a community-led grocery cooperative in East Oakland) .

This webinar is free, but please consider making a donation when you register. All donations will support the important work of the NorCal Resilience Network.

This event has been co-produced by, a nonprofit media outlet, organizing hub, and consultancy promoting people-powered solutions for the common good around the globe.


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