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Green in the Hood: Stories of Food Justice

  • Leaven Comunity 5431 Northeast 20th Avenue Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)

Portland, OR is an epicenter for the farm-to-table movement. We have growing farmers markets, community gardens, more non-GMO and organic options, ethically sourced restaurants and general education around sustainability. With communities of color continuously facing inequalities from structural racism and socioeconomic disparity, we ask what makes a place inclusive, equitable and sustainable to marginalized communities? This roundtable event will share stories from food justice activists and advocates working on food access, urban gardening, and community health service.

Speakers include:
Laquida Landford - Urban Harvest Garden, Community Organizer
Shantae Johnson - Mudbone Grown Family Farm
Nyanga Uuka - Community Health Worker
D’Ana Valenzuela - Independence Gardens
Farm Up! and Tryon Life Community Farm
Jared Maurice (Ashi) - Urban Gardener

No one turned away for lack of funds and a $10 donation is suggested to help cover costs. Food provided and youth are welcome! This event is partially funded by a grant from Oregon Humanities.  

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AFTERPARTY: DJ Premier & the Badder Band at the Star Theatre. VBC attendees receive a discount through a promo code.


This event is in collaboration with Oregon Humanities as a part of their 2017 Public Program Grant