Opening Remarks & Food Talks

Location: Cowin Auditorium
Date: Sun, March 12
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Opening Remarks
Just Food

Farm School NYC

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University


The McKinley Hightower-Beyah Award

The The McKinley Hightower-Beyah Award was created in 2008 to commemorate and celebrate a dear friend of Just Food and his lifelong commitment to community service, education, urban agriculture, and social justice. Each year, this award honors New York City youth who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their community through their involvement in urban agriculture and food justice work. 

Presented To: TBD


Food Talks

Four food movement leaders will kick off the 2017 Just Food Conference with their inspiring stories of community action and change. 

Onika Abraham, Director, Farm School NYC

Qiana MickiePolicy and Advocacy Director / Network Manager, Just Food

Yadira GarciaCommunity Foodtivist, Happy Healthy Latina LLC


Plenary & Keynote