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: Lennox Duncan
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: "What Every Farmer Needs to Know"
Yadira Garcia, Community Foodtivist, Happy Healthy Latina LLC: "In the Fight For Food Equity: What is the Real Impact of Creating a Gleaning Network?"
Qiana Mickie, Policy and Advocacy Director / Network Manager, Just Food: "We the People!"
Plenary & Keynote