Announcing the long awaited
Hattie Carthan Food Justice Leadership Course:
Educating a new cadre of leaders to work against the arrogance of Ignorance and Structural Design Compromise in our institutions and systems
If you already a part of our community or are living or dying to become a part of concrete change work we invite you to apply:
Current Communities Include:
Artists, drummers and musicians
Market basket members and shoppers
Composters and Recyclers
Herbal immersion participants
Parents of toddlers in Hattie Carthan tiny tots gardening program
Local gardeners cooperative growing food for our markets
Chicken and bee keepers
Renewable energy enthusiasts
Women producers and makers
Community chefs and local food justice advocates
Non conforming gender groups
I trust that each of you are doing as well as can be expected in our current political climate and that you are using this dark time to think deeply and organize your energy for intelligent action. Hopefully, deep inside your belly you are also sure that the time is here to stand up for justice and equity in all of our systems, institutions and society.
We, at the Hattie Carthan community farm and markets are writing now to invite you to deepen your connection to our community beyond just being a recreational gardener or shopper who recognizes and purchases fresh ,healthy food. We invite you to educate yourself against the arrogance of innocence.
Are you feeling angry, guilty, anxious, scared or alienated by the national political environment?
Do you long to be involved with people of all races, genders and ages as we remember our humanity and common cause in our struggle against oppression?
Do you long to understand this new buzz word in the fields "food justice"?
Farmer Yon has been using that term for more than a decade, having led thousands of workshops and gatherings on the subject and is really passionate about teaching it.
Are you struggling to understand what Race and Class has to do with anything and long to understand why we should even apply a Race/class analysis to our food system work to ensure equity for communities?
Are you struggling with color blindness in a highly racialized society that mistreats its black and brown people?
Are you feeling anxious and afraid that you might be put on the Spot or get called out for being Racist ?
Are you not even sure that Racism exists and think folks just need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps like your hardworking ancestors did?
Are you a young person 16+ that wants to work with different age groups but don't know where to go?
Are you a young person that longs to understand how race and class operates in a highly racialized society, but none of the adults around you talk openly about race or offer responsible Racial dialogue?
Look no further, your elders are here!
Stepping up your engagement with a grassroots, women of color led community organization in your neighborhood like the Hattie Carthan Community Market is one way to turn these negative feelings into tangible positive action.
Please join us as we embark on the creation of our Food Justice Leadership Collective - an inter-generational working group of engaged farmers demystifying food justice by addressing local food justice challenges and taking required action to create fair food policies needed for community equity to take place.
The Food justice Leadership Collective will continue to build human infrastructure by conducting highly transformational activities, gatherings and educational programs for our garden, farm and market communities while helping local grassroot groups develop cultural ,holistic models for change.
Application Deadline February 17th 2017 -
Please take a minute from your busy life to complete and submit your application today.
Workshop Cost - Sliding sale $20 - $200. You pick your price.
Application is limited to 25 participants, so please send it up soon!
Application decisions will be made by February 21st 2017.
Sponsors: Jesse Noyes Foundation, Tide Foundation, NorthStar Fund
COURSE LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED. Participants will be informed upon registration.
This course includes 1 neighborhood walking tour stopping to pay homage to Hattie Carthans legacy by visiting her photographic exhibit at The Magnolia Tree and Earth center.
Applications Available! Click here fill out and submit the application for the Hattie Carthan Food Justice Leadership Collective Session.
Part 1: Food Justice Tenets & Principles / - Understanding Race and Class in the Food System
February 25th 2017/ February 26th 2017, 10 am to 5pm
Part 2: Understanding the Food Movement / Charting a Vision for Community Equity
March 18th 2017/March 19th 2017, 10am to 5pm