Farming for Justice is a monthly webinar for farmers, food producers, and food system workers interested in digging into the intersection of food, agriculture, and social justice.
What role do we see ourselves playing in racial and economic justice work?
What are the barriers we face and how can we support each other to step into further action?
Through dialogue, education, and action planning, we’ll begin to explore the answers.
Every month, via Zoom webinar, we join featured guests as they speak on topics addressing the intersections of farming and food justice.
Recordings are released following the session if you are unable to join.
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Interested in becoming a presenter?
If you're a farmer, homesteader, land steward, food systems worker, food justice activist, or organizer, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming invites you to share your story, efforts and initiatives through our Farming for Justice (FFJ) webinars.
When: FFJ meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from 12-1:30pm, although we can vary this slightly if needed to accommodate a presenters' schedule. We're currently seeking presenters for all 2021 months.
This 90 minute discussion is hosted and facilitated remotely by Groundswell staff via Zoom. While the format always varies to match a presenter's style, often a presenter shares slides or a video for a short while, offers a breakout question or two that attendees discuss in small groups via Zoom, and then shares more about their own work or engages in a larger group discussion about the topic of the session. This format is flexible.
Compensation: Presenters receive a $135 honorarium to cover 3 hours of preparation time and the 90 minute FFJ session.
FFJ Topics: We're open to your ideas for topics related to farming and justice! We've also received feedback requesting some of these topics: Equitable land linking and access, restoration of native plants and seed, and traditional growing practices/methods of Black and Indigenous farmers.
If you or someone you know is interested in presenting a Farming for Justice webinar please reach out! Email Giavanna@groundswellcenter.org to get more information and share your topics or ideas. This platform prioritizes BIPOC and LGTBQ+ voices.
How to participate
There is no cost to join!
Register online by clicking the button below each monthly session listed above. Once you register, you will receive monthly updates on future Farming for Justice Discussions.
Please email Giavanna@groundswellcenter.org with questions or to suggest a topic or speaker, or to inquire about leading your own discussion!