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Friday, November 8 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Language Justice, part 1: Lessons from a farm

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Non-english speakers are a critical part of our food system! For instance, more than ¾ of US farmworkers identify as hispanic, with 77% of them reporting Spanish as their language of choice. In this interactive session, attendees will learn about and experience the concept of language justice (LJ). Monolingual and bilingual members of our farm team will demonstrate the strategies we’ve developed to share knowledge across Spanish and English and to use LJ as a tool for advancing equity in the food system. Bilingual folks and anybody working with or considering working with/alongside people who speak a language other than English are encouraged to attend. Part 1 of 2.

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Raul Carreon

Hudson Valley Farm Hub
Raul is a Latino farmer in the Hudson Valley, New York. He was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and for the past three years, he has worked as the Post-Harvest Coordinator at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. He helped create and implement the food safety policies, manages... Read More →

Jesus Gonzalez Negrete

ProFarmer, Hudson Valley Farm Hub
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Adriana Pericchi

Language Justice Coordinator, Hudson Valley Farm Hub
As Language Justice Coordinator, Adriana helps create multilingual spaces so everyone in the Farm Hub community can bring their full selves to a conversation and communicate in the language in which they feel most comfortable. Previously, Adriana worked in public health, providing... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EST
Classroom 210