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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:

Current volunteers Artists, drummers and musicians Market basket members and shoppers Youths 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 Alternative media 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 community health. 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 against oppression? 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 action. 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 projects. *Apply now here*: *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 Structural Racism?* 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 communities? 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)

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