Food N’ Justice Series

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Come check out the Food N’ Justice Workshop series.  Always free at the  Saturday North Oakland Farmers’ Market, usually 11-1pm. Our workshop series is located at:

Grace Ave @Lowell St. (Next to Destiny Arts at 970 Grace Ave, Oakland 94608)

  • August 30, 2014

    Direct trade coffee and Live Music!

    Start Time: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Description:

    Come join the Community Agroecology Network (CAN) for a direct trade coffee talk. AgroEco® Coffee is a product of CAN's Trade Innovations Program and directly links farmers, roasters, and consumers to generate higher returns to small-scale coffee farmers transitioning toward sustainability while improving rural livelihoods. A portion of what the consumer pays for every bag of coffee contributes proceeds to a Sustainable Agriculture Fund and Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund. CAN is an international organization actively working in eight regions of Mexico and Central America. We confront social, economic, and environmental injustice through research, education, and action. CAN partners with community-based organizations, farmers’ cooperatives, nonprofits, and universities to generate local approaches to sustainable development.

  • September 13, 2014

    "Greenwashing and Gentrification from Oakland to Palestine"

    Start Time: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Description:
    Join Phat Beets Produce for this world cafe-style workshop that explores how tree plantings in Oakland, Detroit, and Occupied Palestine function to displace low-income people of color and marginalized groups from their neighborhoods and land for the purposes of redevelopment and profit-making. We will explore the commonalities of the techniques and methods used by WOGI (West OaklandGreening Initiative), Hantz Farms in Detroit (largest proposed urban tree farm in the US), and the Jewish National Fund's "Plant a Tree in Israel" campaign to understand how non-profit organizations, private companies and local governments use greenwashing as a tool for displacement and gentrification.

  • September 20, 2014

    Make it Fresh: Creative Storytelling for the Urban Environment

    Start Time: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Description: Make it Fresh: Creative Storytelling for the Urban Environment
    with Josh Healey

    If politics is the art of what’s possible, let’s use art to expand those possibilities. Join this interactive arts and activism workshop as we write and share new poems and songs, memories and manifestos — and discover how to use your own story to change the larger narrative towards justice and ecology.

    Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. A regular performer on NPR's Snap Judgment, Healey has performed and led workshops at UC-Berkeley, Harvard, and over 200 schools and community organizations across the country. He is currently the Culture Shift Fellow with Movement Generation. Find out more at joshhealey.org.

  • September 20, 2014

    BikeMobile- FREE BIKE REPAIR!

    Start Time: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Description: "BikeMobile will bring FREE BIKE REPAIRS at Phat Beets Produce Saturday, Sept 20th from 9:30am-1:30pm. Bring your bike. We guarantee to serve the first 20 people that sign up, after that we will fix as many bikes as we have time for. We can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, grips, and tires. Bike or no bike, it can be educational for all who show up."

  • October 11, 2014

    Decolonize Your Diet! Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

    Start Time: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am