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.
This Land Is Our Land: Keeping NYC's Vibrant Growing Spaces
Community land stewards from across the boroughs will present their land access struggles and successes. You will learn about farms and gardens that need our help now and those that have been recently permanently preserved via land trusts or conveyance to the NYC Parks Department. The session is organized and facilitated by 596 Acres, NYC's Community Land Access Advocates.
Speakers: Keith Carr, Manager, Community Engagment Brooklyn City Harvest (Moderator), Ena McPherson, Community Farmer, Tranquility Farm; Alice Forbes Spear, Community Farmer, 462 Halsey Community Farm; Mara Kravitz, 596 Acres; plus farmers and gardeners; Lisa Boyd, Chief Operating Officer, Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development (NEBHDCo); Stefani Zinerman, Chief of Staff, Councilman Robert Cornegy
Policy & Advocacy