Sun, Jan 30|
Sanconcho en el Campo: Writing about food and the agriculture landscape
Time & Location
Jan 30, 2022, 11:00 AM
Workshop title: Sanconcho en el Campo: Writing about food and the agriculture landscape
Workshop description: As diasporic people, our food memories and experiences in the agrarian landscape tell stories of privilege, oppression, comfort, struggle, passion, and sadness.Food and Agriculture, how we eat and how we farm, is part of the political, social, physical, and psychological process of explaining culture, society, and systems of power and oppression. In this workshop, you will find tools that invite you to use writing, creative outlets, and introspection to tell your food stories
About the Facilitator: Vanessa Garcia Polanco works with food, agriculture, climate, and sustainability stakeholders to create and strengthen sustainable and just food systems and communities with research, policy, and programmatic interventions. She advocates for sustainable agriculture policies and racial equity in agriculture for young, BIPOC, small and diverse growers as the National Young Farmers Coalition Federal Policy Director. She is an alumna of Michigan State University and the University of Rhode Island. She is a James Beard Foundation Scholar and has received the 2021 Food and Agriculture Emerging Leader Award and the 2021 AFHVS Innovation Award.