Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 10am – 12:15pm
9:45 – Music with Zen So Fly
- Raleigh-based DJ
10:00 – Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
10:15 – Quick Connections
10:30 – Premiere of 2020 Food Councils in Action video
10:40 – Keynote Presentation and Q&A
11:20 – Breakouts for Reflections & Strategy
12:05 – Door Prizes & Closing
Join us for Celebrating Connectivity & Creativity, a 2020 food council celebration.
2020 has been full of surprises, loss, action and inaction, as well as creativity and partnership.
Amidst the pandemic,
- you continued to meet and organize;
- you challenged elected officials;
- you created new partnerships;
- you supported local farmers, food businesses and food industry workers;
- you served your community needs.
You all are showing up for your families and communities even more than before.
In honor and admiration of all that you are doing, we invite you to Celebrating Connectivity & Creativity, a 2020 virtual food council celebration. Please invite your food council members and partners to connect with us!
We will hear from a keynote speaker, Shantell Bingham, Director of the Food Justice Network at Cultivate Charlottesville. We will release a new video celebrating your work and we’ll strategize about what’s next. As a growing network of passionate people, how can we collectively learn, unlearn, shift, and test strategies that will help us face future challenges with strength and resilience?
"Catalyzing Collective Movements: Stories of Food Justice & Community"
Join us for this keynote presentation by Shantell Bingham (she/her), the great grand-daughter to North Carolina tobacco sharecroppers. Based in Charlottesville, VA, she works as the Program Director of the Food Justice Network at Cultivate Charlottesville. Passionate about advancing racial equity and justice within local food systems, Shantell combines community organizing and power building strategies to amplify collective voice and cross-sector solutions for long term policy change.
She currently chairs the Charlottesville Human Rights Commission, is a member of the Chesapeake Foodshed Network’s Community Ownership, Empowerment, and Prosperity Action Team, and a Steering Committee Member for UVA’s Equity Center.
White Paper on Building a Healthy and Just Food System by Charlottesville Food Justice Network (2018)
Kindred Seedlings Tea Package
Lizzie's All Natural Products
Prize #1: Nolia -family + coffee
- 1 pound of ground single-origin coffee, light roast Zambian (roasted by Full Bloom Coffee in Garner, NC)
- Bright Black Candle
Prize #2: Kindred Seedlings Farm Tea Package
- Lemon & Rose Hips Loose Leaf Herbal Tea Blend
- Tea ball for steeping loose tea
- Pack of assorted tea bags
- Cinnamon & Tangerine Room/Linen Spray
Prize #3: Lizzie’s All Natural Products
- Apricot Chamomile Crafted Bar Soap
- Aloe & Green Tea Shea Butter
- Shea Butter chapstick
Prize #4: Book of Your Choice