Interfaith Food Justice Convening

Please join Hazon, Roots of Change and St. Anthony’s for the first Open Space Conference to discuss:

How can faith communities engage with the people and policies working to make the food system healthy, equitable, and sustainable?


Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am to 5:00pm
SEIU Local 87 Union Hall, 240 Golden Gate Ave., 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA
Participation is free and at this time by invitation only. See below for information on how to register.


Nurturing Interfaith Allyship in the Food Justice Movement

Seeking to address the inequities in the food system from production to distribution to consumption, the community-driven food justice movement brings together environmentalists, the labor movement, animal rights activists, health advocates, and foodies. Faith-based allies, compelled by our values, have joined this movement to pursue justice in food, environment, economy, and race. We share a common calling to nourish souls as well as bodies, and we must work together.

Please join Hazon, Roots of Change, and St. Anthony Foundation as we convene interfaith leaders and food justice advocates to build alliances, forge partnerships, and support and develop projects that contribute to a more just food system in the Bay Area. By exploring shared challenges and building trust, we strive to nurture allyship between and among faith-based and secular groups to contribute to a more just, equitable food system for all.

With generous support from the Walter and Elise Haas Foundation, mini-grant funding will be made available to groups who participate in this convening. Mini-grants will support new or existing projects that engage two or more participating organizations.

Key stakeholders in this movement will bring unique skills, experience, and insight to the conversation. Engagement in this convening will contribute to:

  1. Increased collaboration in developing forward-thinking strategies for food system change;

  2. Deepened understanding of your community’s potential to create change in the food justice movement;

  3. Expanded opportunities for grassroots leadership in community organizing.

This day will build on the vision and experience of participants, using a dynamic meeting method called Open Space that promotes inspired, productive collaboration among participants. Instead of a pre-determined list of discussion points, the community-building power of this process comes from participants creating the agenda together, and subsequently self-organizing to lead group discussions about creative solutions to a central question: How can faith communities engage with the people and policies working to make the food system healthy, equitable, and sustainable?

Location: SEIU Local 87 Union Hall on the 2nd Floor, 240 Golden Gate Ave. in the Tenderloin District, San Francisco, CA

Getting There: Public transportation is recommended, Bart or Muni to Civic Center Station. Paid parking is available at Turk Street Garage or UC Hastings Parking Garage.

Food: Coffee, tea, and fruit will be served upon arrival. A vegetarian lunch will be served. Special dietary requirements will be accommodated.

Registration: At this time, registration is by invitation only. Does your organization wish to participate? Fill out this form and we’ll contact you with information on how to register. [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Agency or Organization’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Tell us about your interest in participating in this convening.’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]



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