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 food projects 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 in order to inform your own wellbeing and
Are you feeling angry, guilty,anxious, scared or alienated by the
national political environment and want to help increase community
resilience in the community that you reside?
Do you yearn to be involved with people or all races, genders and
ages as we remember our humanity and common cause in our struggle
Do you recognize your own liberation as being tied to the least amongst us?
Are you struggling to understand what Race and Class has to do with
anything and long to understand why we even need to 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? Do the people in
your circles mostly think that poor people should pull themselves up
by their bootstraps?
Are you feeling anxious and afraid that you might be put on the Spot
or called out for
being a Racist?
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 can offer responsible Racial dialogue?
Look no further, your elders are here!
If you have answered Yes to any of the above questions and feel called
to increase your Understandings of Race and Class in the Food
system,Stepping up your engagement with a grassroots,community
organizationin your neighborhood like The Hattie Carthan food projects
is one way to turn these negative feelings into tangible positive
Please join us as we embark on the second season of building our Food
Justice Leadership Collective.The Hattie Carthan Food justice Leadership collective is a young intergenerational working group of engaged farmers providing highly
transformational leadership trainings to our volunteers and allies
while addressing food justice challenges within our community food
projects work and the larger regional food movement.
Please join, Urban farmer and senior sovereignty educator Yonnette Fleming and
Hattie Carthan Food Justice Leadership Collective as we embark on the
expansion of our Food Justice Leadership Collective.
In this five-day intensive weekend workshop series, we’ll deepen our
understandings around race, class, equity and the food system, as a
springboard for future work within the Hattie Carthan community food
*Apply now here*: https://goo.gl/forms/pmkctOegUdF1YdJd2
*Application Deadline*: March 11th 2018
*Part 1: Food Justice Principles / What is a Food System ? What is a
community-based food system? Race and Class in the Food System/What is
Saturday March 17th 2018/ Sunday March 18th 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Part 2: Rethinking leadership in our Change making Work *Embodying
Change so were not replicating Trauma in our community work * Farming
in the Commons/Diversity & Equity
What is a Social Movement? What is the food movement? How does that
movement support urban farmers working on the frontline of their
Learning from Social Change movements in order to Chart a vision for
the community based food movement*
Saturday March 24th 2018/ Sunday March 25th 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Part 3: Farm Workday & Visioning our Future*
*Location*: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm - 49 Van Buren Street (Bet
Tompkins & Throop)
April 8th 2018
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
*Sliding Scale Fee*: $100 - $500 Includes 3 Teach-In weekends
(educational supports, spatial visioning supports,herbal beverages and
healthy snacks included)