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Future of Food in Harlem: Towards Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems Change

May 14, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - May 15, 2015 @ 9:00 PM


Hosted by Harlem Grown, Connect, Inc, Parsons/ New School design students and professors and WHGA, this two- day forum entitled the Future of Food: Towards Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems Change will feature presentations and interactive workshops lead by Harlem-based food justice activists, social entrepreneurs and youth- leadership organizations as well as partners in university and sector small business.

Major themes include:

Economic Development
Using social media and web platforms to promote job and business opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents who cook from their homes.

Creative Activism
The role of artists and arts education across many forms and media in activating our communities around food systems change.

Corporate Social Responsibility
How do we support small business while holding them accountable for food that they source, prepare and sell in our communities? How do we ensure fair wages, fair treatment and benefits for their workers.

How might Harlem’s food change agents join global efforts to holding agribusinesses accountable to inequities and and the policy makers that support them?

Fair Trade and Equity

How we as ordinary citizens support food production that works toward fair trade and equity? (meaning fair wages for farm workers, fairness in land acquisition).

Using smart phones to engage communities in collecting and sharing information on food issues we encounter.

The event organizers hope to raise awareness of Harlem’s food disparity while highlighting the work being done to turn things around for families and individuals facing food insecurity.


A few highlights and new updates for next weeks event!

Pre-Launch! Wednesday May 13, 2015   4:00PM – 7:00PM
Visit Harlem Grown’s Garden and Hydroponic Greenhouse (weather permitting) at 118 West 134th Street (off Lenox Avenue)!


Open House at WHGA Food Hub
625 Lenox Avenue (off 142nd Street)
Stop by WHGA’s Communities for Healthy Food Project Site in Central Harlem.
Sign up for Corbin Hill Food Project, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and WHGA’s “client choice” fresh food pantry. Taste and learn to cook tasty healthy snacks!

Future of Food Day One
Thursday, May 14th  5PM – 9PM
Panel Presentation : Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems Change
With the Corbin Hill Food Project, Fresh Kulcha Film Project, Harlem Grown, Local Initiative Support Corporation NYC , Localtarian, Parsons School of Design Strategies

Breakout Sessions Day 1 Highlights
Harlem Grown, Youth Urban Growers Project
Tech Start up! Localtarian, Local Chefs Demo and Tasting & Buying and Selling Home Cooked Meals Online!
Tech Start up! DIYCare, Buying and Selling Home Beauty Products
Parsons School of Design Harlem Research Project
And more!…..

Future of Food Continues Day Two on Friday May 15th from 5PM – 9PM with more workshops and tastings!!!
Breakout Sessions Day 2 Highlights
Maysels Documentary Center Film Screening
Hot Bread Kitchen, Bread Baking Demo
Brotherhood/ Sister Sol , Youth Food Justice, Farmers Market Project
And more…. !!!

For more information contact Tia Wiggins, WHGA


May 14, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
May 15, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
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twiggins [at ] whgainc [dot] org


Oberia Dempsey Center Multi-Service Center
127 West 127th Street (between Lenox Ave and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd)
New York, NY United States
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212-862-1399 ext. 40
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