FOOD JUSTICE 13th Annual Local to Global Justice Forum & Festival


February 28th - March 2nd, 2014 • Farmer Building • ASU Tempe Campus

The 2014 theme, Food Justice, reminded us that much of the food we eat comes with a healthy helping of oppression, pollution, and environmental damage. Corporate control and influence on the food supply serves up concerns about health, nutrition, trade justice, and loss of local food networks. Those attending this amazing event heard about solutions that address these issues – honoring the land and labor rights of workers and small farmers; improving the treatment of animals and ecosystems; building local food systems; replacing fast food with slow food; starting community gardens and seed saving networks; thinking about the race, environmental, gender and class issues in food production, distribution and consumption; among many other food justice solutions.   Event Overview


Program Schedule

Note: The 2014 Forum & Festival concluded March 2, 2014.

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Friday  •  February 28, 2014  •  5:00 – 7:30 PM

Neeb Hall • ASU Tempe Campus


2014 FORUM & FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

Catering By:

  • Pomegranate Café
    • Local Hummus Platter
    • Bruschetta Sampler Platter
    • Blue Corn Chips with Salsa Fresca & Guacamole
    • Assorted Mini Sweets

ENTERTAINMENT

 The Cypher Squad

Hip-hop dance collective • Cyphers: The Center for Urban Arts

The Center’s vision is to educate students about the history and cultural importance of urban art styles, as well as provide authentic movement techniques and practice. Classes use hip hop methodology to liberate students and inspire thought and practice rooted in community, justice, and art engagement.

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 Kate Saunders

Performance Artist

Kate Saunders is one of Downtown Phoenix's premier performance artists. She combines poetry, dance, and theatre to create dynamic, intimate moments that bring together the personal and political.

Co-performers for this appearance include: Jade Catron and Joy Young.

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 Jade Catron

Performance Artist

Jade Catron is one of the Phoenix’s most up and coming powerhouse performance artists. In her work as a performer and teaching artist she uses spoken word poetry and dance—hip hop, house, lyrical—in solo and collaborative pieces that bring social justice stories to life through personable stories.

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 Joy Young

Performance Artist

Joy Young is a Phoenix based spoken word performance and teaching artist.
A self-described “circus-poet,” her unique body of work often explores nuanced understandings of gender, sex, and sexuality in ways that frame personal stories as part of larger social justice topics.

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Saturday  •  March 1, 2014  •  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Farmer Bulding • ASU Tempe Campus


8:15 - 9:00 AM

ED 146

Morning Mind, Body, & Soul

 Jennifer Hoeprich

Kirtan (uplifting and centering chanting and singing) with meditation for empowerment.

Jennifer Hoeprich is an accomplished musician and lover of all things related to self-care. She teaches classes and workshops on meditation and various healing modalities throughout the East Valley. Jennifer is a Hypnotherapist and Licensed Midwife, and practices at Moxie Midwifery, in Chandler.

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8:15 - 10:30 AM

MORNING FOOD & BEVERAGES

Join us on the North side of the Farmer Atrium.

Provided in part by:


9:00 – 9:50 AM

WORKSHOPS

  • Death Camps to Dinnerplates: Intersectionality at the Table   Coor 184 [18+]
    Phoenix Animal Liberation Squad (PALS)
  • Heart Guided Action: Don't let your head sabotage your cause   Coor L1-84 [12+]
    Sheila Shuster
  • Preventing the Ogoni Tragedy from Being Repeated by Keystone XL   Coor 120 [12+]
    Barbara Taft (Arizona Alliance for Peace & Justice), Tupac Enrique Acosta (Tonatierra, Nahaucalli Embassy of Indigenous People and spiritual elder of the Puente Movement), Jones Brother (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, Arizona), Edwina Vogan (Pledge of Resistance), and a speaker from one of the groups working on Keystone XL
  • Why Sustainablity is done!   EDC 117 [12+]
    Greg Peterson
  • Organic Vegan Diet = Climate Change Solution   Coor 186 [All ages]
    Jeremy Russ

10:10 – 11:00 AM

WORKSHOPS

  • Compassionate Communication: Real Food Justice with Empathy   Coor 184 [12+]
    Sylvia M. Boutilier, J.D.
  • Nutritional Pharmacist presents: The importance of what we eat   Coor 120 [All Ages]
    Melissa Golladay R.Ph. The Nutritional Pharmacist
  • Creating Our Own Local Food Economy   EDC 117 [12+]
    Greg Peterson
  • Writing Justice   Coor L1-84 [All Ages]
    Susan Naomi Bernstein
  • Heart of the Harvest   Coor L1-10 [12+]
    Natalie Brown, Iskashitaa Refugee Network

YOUTH ACTIVITY

  • Anti-bullying   ED 146 [All Ages]
    Sophia Walden
  • We Share the Same Sun   Coor 186 [All Ages]
    Zaharis 1st graders from Room 2 - Teacher/Gwen Struble

11:20 – 12:30 PM

PANEL

GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM - RESOURCES, ENERGY, AND CLIMATE

ED 117 [12+]

  • Stewards of Bioregional Culture
    Rio Salado Seed Shed Library
  • More Than Fair
    Cafe Cortez - Ron Cortez
  • Creating a New Global Food System
    Green Papillon
  • Using Technology in Food Recovery
    Flash Food
  • Food Waste Recycling
    Recycled City LLC
  • Global Food System
    Sailesh Rao, Ph.D.

WORKSHOPS

  • GMOs a Health Conscious Consumer’s Perspective   Coor 184 [12+]
    Rachel Linden - Founder GMO Free Arizona
  • Food Injustice: Don't Call My Cabbage Names   Coor 120 [12+]
    Victor Aronow - Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild
  • Dinner for 9.6 Billion   L1-84 [12+]
    Brigitte Bavousett - ASU School of Sustainability

YOUTH ACTIVITY

  • Planting Activity   ED 146 [All Ages]
    Mayra Delgado

12:30 - 2:00 PM

LUNCH

Join us in the Farmer Atrium for a FREE vegetarian lunch and entertainment!

Catering By:

Entertainment

  • Circus WaldorkUs   Farmer Atrium
    Deana Douglas, Jeremy Russ and Desert Marigold's Circus WaldorkUs Troupe

 Nina Curri

Farmer Atrium

Nina Curri's musical styles and influences include Roots Blues, R&B, Jazz, Folk and Country. Her music is introspective and real while performing traditional roots blues and originally composed material.

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12:30 - 6:00 PM

  DISC JOCKEY

A. Lovelady

Farmer Atrium

DJ A. Lovelady has had a passion for music all his life. His selection of music can range from all over the world and spans through numerous decades. He considers himself to be less of a "dj" and more of a person who likes to listen and play music for friends.

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2:00 - 3:30 PM

PANEL

RACE, CLASS AND FOOD

EDC 117 [12+]

  • Privilege in the food movement
    Phoenix Showing Up for Racial Justice - Jesse Davenport
  • The Phoenix Food Not Bombs Experience
    Food Not Bombs - Randy Dinin
  • Food Deserts
    Oxfam America at Arizona State University
  • Food Banks as catalyst for community self-sufficiency
    Community Foodbank of Southern Arizona
  • Food Justice in Indigenous Communities
    Light is Life
  • Farmer and Farm Worker Rights Here and Abroad
    Real Food ASU
  • Tigermountain Foundation
    Darren Chapman
  • Arizona Community Land Trust
    Richard Starling

WORKSHOPS

  • Purple Carrot Gardens: Food Justice Realized, Naturally!   Coor 186 [All Ages]
    Sylvia Boutilier, J.D. - Purple Carrot Gardens
  • The World is Our Playground   Coor 120 [All Ages]
    Mr. Miscellaneous / Mob Action University
  • Is Our Food Making Us Sick?   Coor L1-84 [All Ages]
    Lifesize Dolls
  • How to Organize a Hunger Banquet   Coor L1-10 [12+]
    Oxfam at ASU

YOUTH ACTIVITY

  • Anti-Racism   Coor 184 [All Ages]
    Pat Stevens
  • An Introduction to Circus Arts   ED 146 [All Ages]
    Deana Douglas, Jeremy Russ and Desert Marigold's Circus WaldorkUs Troupe

3:30 - 5:00 PM

AFTERNOON SNACKS & BEVERAGES

Join us on the North side of the Farmer Atrium.

  • Courtesy of L2GJ Faculty Advisor, Beth Blue Swadener
    • Chips and salsa
    • Pretzels
    • Fruit
    • Beverages

3:45 - 5:00 PM

Education Lecture Hall | ED 117

SATURDAY KEYNOTE

 Darren Chapman

Food Just Us (Justice) - Change the concept to change the game

Darren Chapman, is CEO of the Tigermountain Foundation, an organization using community gardens to bridge across the social divides of race and class in order to attack some of Phoenix’s toughest problems, from gangs, recidivism, poor health, under- and unemployment, and substance abuse.

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5:00 - 6:00 PM

ENTERTAINMENT

 Haymarket Squares

Farmer Atrium

Arizona's finest purveyors of punkgrass! Righteous anger meets 4-part harmonies and bluegrass instruments for a moshpit hoedown!

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Sunday  •  March 2, 2014  •  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Farmer Bulding • ASU Tempe Campus


8:15 - 9:00 AM

ED 146

Morning Mind, Body, & Soul

 Robin Afinowich

Robin Yoga

Yoga is practicing intention, dedication, awareness, acceptance, contentment, and honor for who you already are. With Robin Yoga you will see that Yoga is about you, your needs, goals, inspiration, healing and empowerment.

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8:15 - 10:30 AM

MORNING FOOD & BEVERAGES

Join us on the North side of the Farmer Atrium.

Provided in part by:


9:00 - 9:50 AM

WORKSHOPS

  • It's Hard to be a Healthy Fish in a Sick Lake   ED 202 [All Ages]
    How Traditional Healing Supports Waterway Sustainability
    Kathy Mohr-Almedia,Ph.D. - Released Curandera, Integrative Mental Health Practitioner
  • Heal Yourself with Food   ED 212 [All Ages]
    Blue Russ, Board Certified Holistic Health Coach
  • Atras de las Rejas/Behind Bars   ED 216 [18+]
    Josue Manzano, Enrique Lara
  • Genetically Engineered Organisms (GMOs)   Spanish-language presentation   ED 218 [All Ages]
    What are GMOs, how they affect you, and how to eat GMO free.
    Maria Myers, GMO Free Arizona
  • The Impacts of the CANAMEX Sun Corridor   ED 220 [12+]
    Stacy Ocimum and Alex Soto, Stop CANAMEX

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  DISC JOCKEY

A. Lovelady

Farmer Atrium

DJ A. Lovelady has had a passion for music all his life. His selection of music can range from all over the world and spans through numerous decades. He considers himself to be less of a "dj" and more of a person who likes to listen and play music for friends.

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10:10 - 11:00 AM

WORKSHOPS

  • Genetically Engineered Foods (GMOs):
    A LOSING BET, ONE WE'RE MAKING WITH EVERY MEAL
      Education Lecture Hall | EDC 117 [12+]
    Dr. Lorrin Pang M.D., Medical Researcher and Genetic Expert,
    Health Officer (Maui County Health Dept.), and Consultant - World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Symbiotic Relationships in Nature   ED 202 [All Ages]
    Frontage Road Farm
  • Humanitarian Work on the US/Mexico Border   ED 212 [12+]
    Students for Humanitarian Aid on the Border
  • The Efficient Activist   ED 218 [12+]
    The Living Earth Ecological Institute

11:20 - 12:30 PM

PANEL

HEALTH and FOOD

Education Lecture Hall | EDC 117 [12+]

  • Medical Profession, Health, and Food
    Melissa Golladay R.Ph. Nutritional Pharmacist
  • Sustainable Food Values at ASU
    Dr. Nick Brown, Director of Arizona State University Sustainability Practices
  • Genetically Engineered Food (GMOs): Putting consumers at risk
    Dr. Lorrin Pang M.D., Medical Researcher and Genetic Expert,
    Health Officer (Maui County Health Dept.), and Consultant - World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Back to Basics: Reclaim Wellness by Simplifying Food
    Blue Russ, Board Certified Holistic Health Coach
  • Tierra y Libertad (Tucson)
    Cesar Lopez

WORKSHOPS

  • Last Meals and Lethal Injection   ED 212 [18+]
    Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona
  • Independent Media Creation   ED 202 [All Ages]
    Pages Per Content

YOUTH ACTIVITY

  • Social Justice Writing   ED 146 [All Ages]
    Mari Garza
  • Native Edibles for Kids   ED 130 [All Ages]
    Nature's Person Awareness and Sensitivity Project

12:30 - 2:00 PM

LUNCH

Join us in the Farmer Atrium for a FREE vegetarian lunch and music!

Catering By:

  • Mario Etsitty
    • Frybread with Pumpkin Chili Beans
    • Green Chili Tamales
    • Fresh Kale Salad with Pine Nuts

Entertainment

 Sihasin

Farmer Atrium

Sihasin's style encompasses traditional Native American, Punk-Rock and "Alter-Native" music and bears strong socio-political messages regarding government oppression, relocation of indigenous people, eco-cide, genocide, domestic violence and human rights.

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2:00 - 3:00 PM

Education Lecture Hall | ED 117

YOUTH KEYNOTE

Anna Rose Mohr-Almeida

Youth Activism and Sustainability

Anna Rose Mohr-Almeida, 11, is an activist, college student, and founder of Kids Climate Action Network! (Kids CAN!), a 501c3 focused on the engagement of the youth voice in conversation relating to climate change, human health, social justice, and animal rights.

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WORKSHOPS

  • Screening of "The Dark Side of Chocolate" movie   ED 202 [18+]
    Scott Henderson - Amnesty International Tempe
  • NLG Legal Observer Training   ED 212 [12+]
    Kevin Heade - Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild
  • Economic Stagnation and the Struggle of Low Wage Workers   ED 216 [12+]
    Sam Webb - National Chair of Communist Party USA
  • Making ASU a Sweatshop-free Campus   ED 218 [12+]
    United Students Against Sweatshops

3:15 - 4:30 PM

Education Lecture Hall | ED 117

SUNDAY KEYNOTE

 Keith McHenry

FOOD NOT BOMBS

Artist, author, chef, and organizer Keith McHenry helped start Food Not Bombs in Massachusetts in 1980 and the second chapter in California in 1988. He has recovered, cooked and shared food with the hungry with Food Not Bombs for over 30 years.

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5:00 PM

CLOSING

Discussion and visioning for next year's Forum & Festival!

All are urged to help us with clean up at the conclusion of the event.

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Forum & Festival Sponsors

Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2014 Forum & Festival!

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  • Pita Jungle
  • Tempe Farmers Market
  • Cortez Coffee Company
  • Green Vegetarian
  • Pomegranate Café
  • Desert Roots Kitchen
  • Whole Foods
  • Sprout's
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • Back East Bagels
  • Chompie's
  • Common Good Web Design
  • César Chávez Foundation–Radio Campesina Network
  • GMO Free Arizona
  • Modern Times Magazine
  • The Art Resource Center
  • School of Social Transformation
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Justice and Social Inquiry
  • Asian and Pacific American Studies
  • African and African American Studies
  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • School of Sustainability
  • School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
  • MSJHR Program - ASU School of Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Committee for Campus Inclusion
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
  • Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • Blue Russ Health Coaching
  • Arizona Community Media Foundation
  • Amnesty International ASU
  • Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild
  • Farmers Market Student Ambassadors
  • Phoenix Animal Liberation Squad (PALS)
  • Orangewood Friendship Community Garden
  • Death Penalty Alternatives Arizona
  • Ingenui
  • Oxfam America at Arizona State University
  • Real Food ASU
  • VegAware
  • Arizona Alliance for Peace & Justice
  • Phoenix Showing Up for Racial Justice
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Light is Life
  • comMUSIKey - Jonathan Best
  • Purple Carrot Gardens - Sylvia Boutilier, J.D.
  • Sheila Shuster
  • AZ Communist Party
  • Mr. Miscellaneous / Mob Action University
  • Josue Manzano / Enrique Lara
  • Frontage Road Farm
  • Iskashitaa Refugee Network
  • Nature's Person Awareness and Sensitivity Project