Lunch | Campaign Action Sessions


Campaign Action Sessions

Group A*: 12:55pm - 1:40pm

Group B*: 1:55pm - 2:40pm

Campaign Action Sessions are 45-minute sessions that will introduce attendees to a current campaign or proposed action around a specific policy or initiative. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of the issue and a concrete next-step they can take to support the campaign or get further involved beyond the Just Food Conference.  

Each Campaign Action Session will be offered twice, back-to-back, during the lunch period. Conference attendees with a "Group A" assignment on their namebadge will attend a Campaign Action Session from 12:55-1:40pm, while "Group B" attends lunch. Attendees in "Group B" will attend a Campaign Action Session from 1:55-2:40pm, while "Group A" attends lunch. 


Food and Climate Change Campaign Session

Room: HM 152

This session will provide an overview of the intersection between food production and climate change, review policies to reduce these impacts, and discuss climate change campaigns for people to get involved with here in NYC and also the People’s Climate March in DC.

Speakers: Eric Weltman, Senior Organizer, Food and Water Watch; additional speakers TBD

Resisting Trump Campaign Session

Room: HM 140

Given the current political climate, it is important to know what impacts the Trump administration will have on various policies. Resistance against Trump will have to mobilize swiftly. This session will offer current information on food and water policies from Food and Water Watch and Make the Road NYC will share how folks can get involved in their Aliadxs network and engage in rapid response actions, rallies, and advocacy.

SpeakersAmy Richards, Health Projects Coordinator, Make The Road NY, Grove St. Farm Manager; Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director, Food & Water Watch


Get on the Map! Shaping New York City’s 2017 Stewardship Map

Room: HM 431

STeW-MAP is a public map and database of stewardship groups for understanding and strengthening our civic capacity to take care of New York’s neighborhoods. Stewards can include community gardeners, food justice advocates, urban farmers, but also tenant associations, youth groups, and much more! This session gives you the opportunity to learn about STeW-MAP and contribute to the project’s first update. Share ideas about ways in which the mapping tool can help support urban agriculture groups and networks. Come discuss the growing stewardship community in NYC and provide feedback on how to make this tool helpful for your group, your community, and your city!

Speakers:  Dr. Erika Svendsen, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station; Lindsay K. Campbell, Research Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station; Michelle Johnson, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, NYC Urban Field Station; Laura Landau, Project Manager, STEW-MAP (the Stewardship Mapping Assessment Project), NYC Urban Field Station 

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