Panel Discussion | February 8 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Across California, an emerging generation of food systems leaders is advancing food equity, justice, and health in new and transformative ways. The stories of these champions of change highlight our collective struggle and aspiration to reimagine how to feed communities fairly while healing the planet.
The evening will begin with a reception and tasty food before we sit down to listen to ten powerful stories of food system leadersstories that will connect and inspire.
-Lead Atwood, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA); Board Member, Planting Justice; Co-founder, Wild and Radish
-Ruben Canedo, Director, Strategic Equity Initiatives, Division of Equity and Inclusion
-Estella Cisneros, Directing Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance
-Adrionna Fike, Co-owner, Mandela Grocery Cooperative
-Sammy Gensaw, Co-founder, Ancestral Guard
-Breanna Hawkins, Policy Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC)
-Kristyn Leach, Founder, Namu Farm
-Anthony Reyes, Farm Manager, Homeless Garden Project
-Rachel Sumekh, Co-founder and Executive Director, Swipe Out Hunger
-Chanowk Yisrael, Co-owner, Yisrael Family Farm
Thank you to our event sponsors: Bancroft Catering, Clif Bar & Company, Jin Park, Swift Foundation, and The California Endowment.
The event is co-organized by Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) and Real Food Real Stories (RFRS), and builds upon BFIs Hungry for Change project.