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So impressed that the Minnesota Food Access Summit purchased The Color of Food and gave to all attendees for FREE today. That's the way to support and spread stories of farmers of color! Over 500 participants gathered to discuss issues around an equitable food system for all. Way to go #MNFoodAccess Thank you for having me. New Society Publishers

On the road again next week, this time to Minnesota to keynote the #mnfoodaccess summit! #duluth

Honored to have The Color of Food highlighted in this Fall's printed edition of #YESMagazine. Check out the article and featured #blackfarmers in the Gullah Islands of South Carolina.

Wish I could be going to this! Can't wait to see posts and pictures of all my farmer family together. ❤️

2015 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference Oakland, CA

Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference Farm Tours Thursday, October 15, 2015 (All Day) Urban (East Bay) and Rural (Central Valley) plus Family Caravan (kid-friendly) Includes lunch and transportation to all sites Seating is limited Black and Brown Convening Friday, October 16, 2015 (All Day) Conference Saturday - Sunday (All Day) October 17 - 18, 2015 Laney College, Oakland CA Farmer's No-Host Social Open to the Public Saturday, October 17 Evening **Register HERE: Black Urban Growers (BUGS) is the national organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings through its annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table. Oakland California is host to the 2015 Black and Brown Convening and Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference. Join us while we are finalizing an epic series of events, farm tours, the convening, and conference. We are seeking volunteers, community organizations, sponsors, and vendors to collaborate to bring the theme of "Town Farmer, Country Farmer: Making the Connection" to life. The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference is a gathering to enhance the critical relationship between food and health in the Black community by empowering growers, chefs, eaters and activists. As host of the 2015 Conference, Oakland will also host a Black and Brown Convening with a strong program for developing youth and young people as farmers, urban farmers, and leaders of food justice.

October 15, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Backstage at #seedsofchange w/@drvandanashiva @winonaladuke incredible women of color #seedingchange in this food movement! #honored

Beautiful artwork for @seedlibrary seed packets honoring the roots of our seeds. Blue Jade Sweet Corn Zea Mays grown by Indigenous peoples of Mexico. Vote for your favorite seed packet art here #seedingchange

A beautiful photo exhibit at last night's event inside the Victory Bus. Showing photos of the prison trips with families across NY getting farm fresh foods and building a movement. #victorybusproject

Whirlwind tour of powerful farmers and food activists of color in #NY from @sweetfreedomfarmny @soulfirefarm to the #onondaga nation to the raw beautiful power in Ithaca, new fam', old fam' and @rafa_flocka farming his goats! So much ❤️ so much energy, so proud of my people. #freedomfoodalliance #thecoloroffood

So happy to see this event at #berkeleyfoodinstitute with our favorite #kitchenkwento #bryantterry and Dr. Gail Myers.

Decolonizing Foodways

This event is sold out! To get on the waitlist, email The Food, Identity and Representation Working Group at UC Berkeley and University of the Pacific Food Studies program invite you to participate in an evening of critical thinking and tasting at the Decolonizing Foodways Symposium. Understanding food as a site for de/colonial struggles and strategies in the ways it is produced, consumed, circulated, prepared, and represented within a transnational advanced capitalist economy, this interactive workshop grapples with what it means to liberate our diets from colonial relationships of production and consumption both in theory and in practice. Building off the work of scholar/activists Luz Calvo and Catriona Esquibel, authors of “Decolonize Your Diet: A Manifesto,” we explore and continue to question what the process of decolonizing foodways means. We ask, for example: How do we increase the vitality of oppressed and indigenous peoples, maintain the integrity of our ancestral traditions, and embrace food and ways of cooking/eating that resist subjugation and instead nourish our palates, bodies, and lives? How do we make sense of the different realities of lived food experiences across time and space, taking into account the influences of power and privilege? How might we think through the intersections of diaspora, colonialism, assimilation, generational differences, and food gentrification/cultural appropriation? Utilizing an intersectional, audience-participatory, and multi-sensory approach, this symposium will include a panel of activists and scholars and a freshly-prepared meal by local chefs that cooks up decolonizing possibilities. Program: 4:10pm – Introduction Food, Identity and Representation Working Group members 4:15pm – Decolonizing Foodways Panel Panelists: Moderator: Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Associate Professor, Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco State University Gail Myers, Founder, Farms to Grow, Inc. and Freedom Farmers Market Ron Reed, Co-Founder, Karuk-UC Berkeley Collaborative; Cultural Biologist, Karuk Tribe Lok Siu, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley Dawn Weleski, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Conflict Kitchen, Pittsburgh 5:15pm – A Sensory Experience in Three Courses Each chef will introduce their course and its relation to the topic of decolonizing foodways, and participants will discuss a set framing questions with each course. Chefs: Saqib Keval, Founder, People’s Kitchen, Oakland Aileen Suzara, Chef and Food and Agriculture Editor, Hyphen Magazine Bryant Terry, Chef, Educator, and Author 6:15pm – Closing Report back from actionables/take away experiences 7 – 7:30pm – Holding space for lingering discussion and networking, and book signing More information at:

October 01, 2015 - October 02, 2015

The COLOR of FOOD shared The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick's post.