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Friday, November 8 • 8:00am - 9:45am
Welcome and Opening Plenary: Migration, Displacement, Organizing and Resilience: Building and Protecting Community Food Systems in the Face of Gentrification

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Economic, ecological, political and social pressures lead people to migrate into cities, but also push them around and out of cities as new areas are abandoned or claimed by people with privilege and power. Food systems reflect the ways that communities are affected by these migrations - as well as how they respond to protect and restore physical, social, environmental, and economic wellbeing. We'll hear from panelists who are using the food system to push back against gentrification and displacement, defend community foodways, and empower community residents.

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Brandy Brooks

Founder, Radical Solutions LLC

Plenary Speakers
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Kele Nkhereanye

Street Vendor Project
Kelebohile “Kele” Nkhereanye is a food justice advocate who champions access to healthy food in low-income communities and combats health disparities. A native of Lesotho, Southern Africa, Kele’s global lens informs her work with diverse communities. Through interactive workshops... Read More →
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Mark Winston Griffith

Executive Director, Board Member, Brooklyn Movement Center, Central Brooklyn Food Coop
Mark Winston Griffith is a community organizer, journalist and educator. He is thefounding Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC), a Black-ledcommunity organizing group based in Black Central Brooklyn, and was foundingorganizer of the Central Brooklyn Food Coop... Read More →
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Tobias Fox

Founder and Managing Director, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS)
Tobias Fox is the Founder and Managing Director of the community-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. Aside from being a writer and having ten years of independent publishing experience, Fox is a Professional Organizer, Urban Farmer, Photographer... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am EST
Harborside Atrium