Registration for End Hunger: From Food Apartheid to Food Sovereignty
This nation-wide virtual event on Ending Hunger is designed to 1) reframe lack of access to adequate and affordable food in ways which lead to understanding the actual root causes, and 2) equip participants with tools to design community-based food systems through an asset-based approaches to utilize land, organize communities and advancing food and economic sovereignty.
The October 1 virtual event is followed by 4 subsequent workshops from October 8 to 29 on the nuts and bolts of starting community-based micro-farms and building a network of communities.
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Subsequent Virtual Workshops
Each workshop is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
October 8-What 20th Century Black Religious Communities Can Teach About Faith-based Food Activism
- Understand the history of farming, agriculture, gardening, and food resources in American History.
- Explore how religious figures historically have cultivated food resources by farming (or connecting to farmers), owning grocery stores, and teaching people to farm and grow their own food.
October 15-What Do You Have In Your Hand? Asset Mapping For Ministry’s Sake
- Understand the experiences and opportunities having a church garden may provide for local parishioners and community members.
- Begin analyzing your ability to provide a garden or market to your church and community.
- Think through the opportunities available to your church and community and have them drafted in writing.
October 22-Food Environment Analysis & Planning for Impact
- Define a food system and understand the potential and reach of existing food systems and networks.
- Consider the opportunities for development and implementation in your area and network
October 29-99 ½ Won’t Do: Resourcing Your Food Ministry For The Finish Line
- Participants will be introduced to strategies and methods to sustainably support food and farming-related ministry initiatives of the local church
- Participants will explore the promise and pitfalls of partnerships with foundations (grants)
- Promising practices for community engagement and outreach
In collaboration with:
- Bread for the World
- Central Florida Alliance to End Hunger
- Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church
- St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Please be sure to register by September 28, 2020.
To sign up for the October 1 Virtual event and for the subsequent workshops, please click on the start button below.
Please choose all of the workshops that you would like to attend.