You are invited to a Food Justice Panel on Wednesday, May 5! Inspired by our year-long focus on environmental justice, and this quarter's reading on food justice, we have gathered a panel of community farmers and activists to talk about their work and experiences with farming and food justice. Our panelists are coming from on and off campus, all approaching this work from different perspectives and positionalities.
This event will be presented as part of the Health and Wellness Resource Center’s Wellness Fest, a campus-wide event promoting health resources held May 4th & 5th this year. The team acknowledges that food security, food justice, and environmental justice are crucial components of overall health and community-building, and we are proud to collaborate with the HaWRC for this panel.
Food Justice Panel
Date: Wednesday, May 5th, Time: 2pm - 3:30pm PST
Ray Williams from the Black Farmers Collective, “a group of urban food system activists dedicated to providing opportunities to improve the health of our communities through all aspects of the food system.” BFC has working farms in Seattle and Woodinville.
Emma Shorr from Rising Sign Farm,, “a queer woman owned and operated half-acre vegetable farm in Carnation, WA, on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people . . . Rising Sign is dedicated to food sovereignty and justice, using growing techniques based in agroecology, distribution focused on access, and growth rooted in solidarity and care.”
Noël Hutton is an organizer with Community Alliance for Global Justice - a grassroots group which works to strengthen the global food sovereignty movement community education and mobilization. CAGJ seeks to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments, and foundations by building solidarity across the food system and across movements.
Faye Farreles & Ree Robson from the UWB/CC Health and Wellness Resource Center (HaWRC). In their role as Benefits Hub Coaches, Faye and Ree “connect students to essential resources (such as food access and financial support) that allow them to reduce barriers and increase academic success.”
Julianna Folta, a junior majoring in Sustainable Practices at Cascadia College (BASSP). Julianna plans to pursue a career in sustainable and equitable food production, and is honored to highlight the remarkable panelists at this event.