Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Food Justice Workshops

Martin Luther King Day flyer 2017

January 16, 2017
Student Union Ballroom

Fort Lewis College

Cooking Matters: Grace Heglund Lohman
An overview of the correlation between childhood nutrition and academic success as well as advocacy opportunities.

Origin and Connection: Beverly Grant
Do you know what the cycle of food is? Did you know FOOD= MEDICINE?  Do you realize that HEALTH is our true WEALTH? Are you aware “Eating is a form of Self-Respect?” How are you connected to nature and your everyday environment? This workshop will explore these questions through engaging participants in dialogue; interactive exercises; and some video. The workshop’s goal is to inspire a new sense of empowerment and purpose through better understanding the power of our daily choices.

From Planting to Pollinating:The Hidden Work Behind Our Food: Rebecca Claussen 
How much work did it take to produce the meal you are about to eat it? Rarely do we get a glimpse of the human and non-human labor required to produce our food. This workshop will explore the hidden work that is embedded in our food system, the injustices of exploited labor, and the fight for farm worker justice for all.

Food Justice in the Land of Enchantment: Amanda Gallegos
This workshop will explore the history of farming, and food from pre-colonial New Mexico to now. It will also explore the current food situation in New Mexico, and how we as community members can engage to change that.

A Foodie’s Tale - How to use stories to create social change: Joni Podshun & Paula Pletnikoff
Stories are one of the most powerful tools we have to create social change through their ability to connect us with each other, across issues, across divides because they inspire us and can compel us to take action. At this workshop, work with Community Organizer, Jodi Podshun, and the Environmental Center’s Local Food Fellow, Paula Pletnikoff, to craft your own foodie story and learn how to use it to drive forward social change.

Prisons = Toxic Racist Institutions: Anthony Nocella and Cleo Thomas
This workshop will discuss how the prisons from their roots were grounded in slavery and racism toward Black people. This workshop will give examples of how the prison industrial complex profit off the criminalization of Black bodies and how they oppress and poison Black people and communities.

For more info email Nancy Stoffer or call 970-247-7170