Free Workshops

These exciting workshops will cover topics such as urban agriculture, rural food security, indigenous communities and food security, and eliminating racism. All workshops will be held at the California Endowment, 7th floor (1111 Broadway, Oakland CA), and are free and open to the public.

Please check back frequently for updated events. Feel free to contact Jessy at if you have any questions.

November 7, Monday morning session:10-11:30am
1. Food Security for Indigenous People in Local Communities
Guillermo Vasquez- Indigenous Permaculture
Pascual Yaxon- Indigenous Permaculture Project Director
Gary Smith: Hoopa California

2. Socially Enterprising Urban Agriculture Nonprofits; Models for Community-Based Production
Daniel Miller- Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project
Doria Robinson- Urban Tilth
Gavin Raders- Planting Justice
Jason Harvey- Oakland Food Connection

November 7, Monday afternoon session: 1:30-3pm
1. Whiteness Unplugged: Art and Media for Change
Elana Isaacs- Change Games: Creativity for Justice
Angela Sevin- The Green Life: San Quentin Prison, LEAP (Land Empowerment         Animal People)

2. Fighting back: Corporate Lobbying and Interference in Food Policy
Paula Arnquist- Corporate Accountability International: Senior Researcher
Michele Simon- public health lawyer and author, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back

November 8, Tuesday morning session: 8:30-10am
1. New Directions in Farmers’ Markets Fishbowl Session
Dave Stockdale,- Executive Director, CUESA
Vance Corum- Founder, Farmers’ Markets America
Allen Moy- Assistant Executive Director, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association

Carle Brinkman- Program Manager, California Farmers’ Market EBT Project
Ben Feldman- Program Manager, Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets

November 8, Tuesday afternoon session: 1:15-2:45pm
1. Bridging Strategies for Change: Food Movements Unite and Cultivating Food Justice
Alison Alkon- University of the Pacific
Eric Holt-Gimenez- Food First