Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format. Choose from individual speakers, expert panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.
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Join organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for highlights from their new book, Grain by Grain. Drawing on Bob’s 30-year journey in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy, they will discuss how transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time: creating good green jobs that rebuild rural communities, while providing healthier food and better environmental stewardship. Along the way, they’ll shed some light on the recent epidemic of gluten sensitivity, and offer some suggestions for how to restore a healthy relationship with wheat. Organic snacks will be served, including samples of kamut-based products. Books will be available for purchase.
Tagged education, fair, farm, farming, food advocacy, food education, food justice, grain, harvest, health, local, nature, organic, our environment, soil, sustainability
Join the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter for their bi-annual, Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner to celebrate Slow Food and their chapter’s delegates to Italy’s Terra Madre in 2018! Three delegates represented Sonoma County North: Kathy Matonak (chapter leader), Kelly Osman (Oz Family Farms), and Ellen Shick (food writer). Come join us as we hear Tales of their adventures and have Tastes that are inspired by this international food event.
Tagged culinary, dining, food advocacy, food education, food justice, food policy, fundraiser, organic, regional food web, slowfood, wine
Join Filmmaker Joanna James, Slow Food San Francisco, and host Airbnb for an evening of food, film, and friends celebrating female heroes in the food system. This special advanced screening is part of an 11-State Screening Tribute Tour of A Fine Line, in honor of Women’s History Month. Being recognized will be the tremendous work of Tanya Holland, award-winning chef, author, and Oakland restaurateur of Brown Sugar Kitchen; winemaker Kim Nicholls of Markham Winery, winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen of MacRostie Winery.
This year’s theme is “Creating a Road Map for Change”. Friday will feature a Welcome by Professor Mario Sifuentez, director of the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced, and a day of tracks focused on farmer justice, youth organizing, immigration, labor, climate, incarceration, and story-telling. Art and music will infuse these conversations with inspiration and empowerment.
The goal with the Rural Justice Summit is to open channels of communication between researchers and community members– including advocates and organizers– about historic and current struggles for access to resources in the Central Valley. After our 2016 launch we realized there is a need to continue to host this summit as a place for both conversations and action, the Rural Justice Summit is now a major annual event. Every year our waiting list is almost as long as our list of attendees. We find ourselves booking larger spaces every year and now for 2019 we are expanding our event to two days. Our core organizing team has also expanded to include the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Dulce UpFront Arts Collective.
The Summit draws diverse participants from across the State of California and from other states with similar challenges. While our audience is primarily rural Californians, we have had participants from Montana, Colorado and Arizona — states where rural residents are marginalized and immigration policies have a negative impact.
Each year, we focus our strategic conversations around a set of key rural issues that Summit participants have decided need urgent attention. These include immigration reform and response; improving access to clean water for underrepresented rural residents; incarcerations impacts on communities; and building political power and voice in youth communities and through local elections. In 2019 the Summit will also be a key organizing space for the Farmer Justice Collaborative.
With our 2019 theme –Creating a Roadmap for Change — we will be focusing conversations on practical, actionable steps for moving the Valley towards justice. We want to change the narrative of rural California– and in doing so, change the landscape.
NOTE: Friday registration is required, Saturday no registration is required
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Patagonia Palo Alto & Surfrider San Mateo County Present:
Storytelling for the Environment: Food For the Future
This series focuses on how to tell our stories to create positive impact. It will be an evening of music, art, food, drink, and film, including a short screening of the film Of the Sea, about California fishermen and sustainability. There will also be presentations by, and discussions with local folks who are all part of sustainable fishing, farming, ranching, and food distribution. We will discuss sustainable practices and how these are essential to ensuring abundant food for our future.
Tagged education, fishermen, fishing, food education, food justice, food policy, movie, music, seafood, sustainability, sustainable