On Wednesday, April 20 from 6pm-8pm, the Pierce County Gleaning Project, Hilltop Urban Gardens, and University of Puget Sound Office of Spirituality, Service and Social Justice will host a panel discussion on Food Justice at the University of Puget Sound’s Wheelock Student Center.
All are invited to this panel discussion on food justice and what food justice looks like for our community, from the neighborhood to state level. Panelists from backgrounds ranging from farming to food banks will weigh in on obstacles and successes they have experienced in their efforts to forge a just food system for our community.
Panelists include: Bill Aal; co-chair of AGRA Watch Program of the Community Alliance for Global Justice, Kelsey Beck; public policy manager for Food Lifeline, Kevin Glackin-Coley; executive director of the St. Leo Food Connection, Dean Jackson; director of Hilltop Urban Gardens, and Emelie Peine; International Political Economics professor as moderator.
The Pierce County Gleaning Project is a collaborative effort by the Emergency Food Network, St. Leo Food Connection, and Rotary First Harvest’s statewide “Harvest Against Hunger” program to harvest produce that would otherwise be wasted for local food banks. Hilltop Urban Gardens, founded in 2009, is a community-based urban agriculture and social justice organization in Tacoma. The office of Spirituality, Service and Social Justice seeks to foster and nurture a deeper connection between the self and the world in which we live for students at University of Puget Sound. All partners are active in promoting Food Justice-related values in the community of Tacoma and Pierce County.
Come hear what the experts have to say about one of today’s most critical societal issues and bring your thoughts to share!
- Wednesday 4/20 6pm-8pm
- University of Puget Sound
- Wheelock Student Center (N 15th & N Lawrence, Tacoma)
- Rasmussen Rotunda
To learn more about the Pierce County Gleaning Project, to register your fruit tree for gleaning, or to sign up as a gleaning volunteer, visit www.piercecountygleaningproject.org or call (253) 584-1040.