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THANK YOU for registering for the 2020 Virtual Cook County Food Summit!
For a list of all sessions with Closed Captioning in Spanish, click here.

**Did you know that special Produce(n)Protest boxes are available in connection to Chef Emm’s cooking class on Friday? Pick up a box at Urban Growers Collective’s South Chicago Farmstand this Saturday, 10/17, for $35! Order your box here.

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¡GRACIAS por registrarte en la Cumbre Alimentaria del condado de Cook 2020!
Para obtener una lista de sesiones con subtítulos en español, haga clic aquí.

** ¿Sabías que las cajas especiales de Produce(n)Protest están disponibles en conexión con la clase de cocina del Chef Emm el viernes? ¡Recoja una caja en el puesto agrícola de Urban Growers Collective en el sur de Chicago este sábado 17 de octubre por $35! Ordene su caja aquí.

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Wednesday, October 14
 

11:00am CDT

Cook County Food Summit Welcomes // Bienvenida a la Cumbre Alimentaria del condado de Cook
Join Cook County leaders for a welcome to the Cook County Food Summit.

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Únete a los líderes del condado de Cook en la bienvenida a la Cumbre Alimentaria del condado de Cook.

Speakers
avatar for Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

President // Presidenta, Cook County Board of Commissioners
Toni Preckwinkle is the 35th president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, an office she has held since 2010. A dedicated and effective public servant, President Preckwinkle has worked tirelessly and collaboratively to reshape County government through increased fiscal responsibility... Read More →
avatar for Rodger Cooley

Rodger Cooley

Executive Director // Director Ejecutivo, Chicago Food Policy Action Council
avatar for Heather Hathaway Miranda

Heather Hathaway Miranda

Trainer //, Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation
avatar for Debra D. Carey

Debra D. Carey

Interim CEO // Directora Ejecutiva Interina, Cook County Health
avatar for Kiran Joshi, MD

Kiran Joshi, MD

Co-Lead, Senior Medical Officer // Colíder, Médico Principal, Cook County Department of Public Health


Wednesday October 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Zoom

11:30am CDT

Keynote: Paula Daniels
Speakers
avatar for Paula Daniels

Paula Daniels

Co-Founder & Chief of What's Next // Cofundadora y jefa de What's Next, Center for Good Food Purchasing
PAULA DANIELS is Co-Founder, Chief of What’s Next, and Chair of the Board of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, founded in July of 2015 as a national spin off from the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, which Paula founded in 2011. The Center for Good Food Purchasing uses the power... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:30pm CDT

Opening Plenary: Cook County's Good Food Purchasing Policy (GFPP) Progress Report / Apertura Plenaria: Informe de progreso del Programa de Compra de Alimentos Saludables [GFPP] del condado de Cook
Learn from Cook County leaders who are implementing the Good Food Purchasing Policy in public departments and agencies. Speakers will share progess made on GFPP in the past year; challenges with shifting procurement practices; and exciting opportunities on the horizon for further change.

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Aprende de los líderes del condado de Cook sobre quién está implementando la Política de Compra de Alimentos Saludables en las agencias y departamentos públicos. Los oradores compartirán información sobre el progreso realizado del GFPP durante el último año; los desafíos con el cambio de prácticas de adquisición; y oportunidades emocionantes en el futuro para más cambios.

Moderators
avatar for Gina Massuda Barnett

Gina Massuda Barnett

Deputy Director, Public Health Programs // Subdirectora de Programas de Salud Pública, Cook County Department of Public Health

Speakers
avatar for Marlie Wilson

Marlie Wilson

Good Food Purchasing Project Manager // Gerente del Proyecto de Compra Adecuada de Alimentos, Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Marlie Wilson is the Good Food Purchasing Project Manager with the Chicago Food Policy Action Council, working closely with partners at the Chicago Department of Public Health and Cook County Department of Public Health to coordinate the Good Food Purchasing Initiative for Metropolitan... Read More →
avatar for Amy O'Rourke

Amy O'Rourke

Director of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control // Directora de Prevención y Control de Enfermedades Crónicas, Cook County Department of Public Health
avatar for Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Director of Finance // Director del Departamento de Negocios y Finanzas, Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
Budgeting, Procurement, Public Policy, Criminal Justice Reform, Education and Economic Development ///// Presupuesto, adquisiciones, políticas públicas, reforma de la justicia penal, educación y desarrollo económico
avatar for Vanessa McCain-Mason

Vanessa McCain-Mason

Director of Food Services // Directora de Servicios Alimentarios, Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
Vanessa McCain-Mason is the Director of Food services at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center with responsibility for the complete acquisition, preparation, and distribution of food; and coordination of the activities of a kitchen staff of approximately 32 union and... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Zoom
 
Thursday, October 15
 

9:30am CDT

Cook County Food Summit Day #2: Welcomes / Día 2 de la Cumbre Alimentaria del condado de Cook: Bienvenida
Speakers
avatar for Alma Anaya

Alma Anaya

Commissioner, 7th District // Comisionada, 7.º Distrito, Cook County Board of Commissioners
Alma E. Anaya is the Cook County Commissioner of the 7th District, serving the Southwest Side of Chicago. Alma became the only Latina (the first in over 25 years), and the youngest woman to ever serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners when she took office. Alma is also one... Read More →
avatar for Bridget Degnen

Bridget Degnen

Commissioner, 12th District // Comisionada, 12.o Distrito, Cook County Board of Commissioners
avatar for Dennis Deer

Dennis Deer

Commissioner, 2nd District // Comisionado, 2.º Distrito, Cook County Board of Commissioners
avatar for Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

Commissioner, 1st District // Comisionado, 1.º Distrito, Cook County Board of Commissioners


Thursday October 15, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

Cooperation in Cook County’s Food System / Cooperación en el sistema alimentario del condado de Cook
The foundation of building a more resilient, equitable, and healthy food system for Cook County is cooperation! Learn from leaders who are changing what it means to "scale up" and working with their fellow farmers, entrepreneurs, chefs, and innovators to solve problems. Whether it's aggregating produce to feed the community, opening commercial kitchen space access, or building a new worker-owned business, learn from leaders in this session on how they are turning business-as-usual on its head to build community wealth and health.

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¡La base para crear un sistema alimentario más resiliente, equitativo y saludable para el condado de Cook es la cooperación! Aprende de los líderes que están cambiando el significado de “ampliación” en materia de alimentación, y que trabajan con agricultores, empresarios, chefs e innovadores para brindar soluciones a los problemas que afrontamos. Ya sea sumando productos agrícolas para alimentar a la comunidad, abriendo el acceso a un espacio de cocina comercial o construyendo un nuevo negocio cuyo dueño sea el trabajador, en esta sesión entérate cómo los líderes están redefiniendo totalmente la idea del “negocio habitual” para fomentar la riqueza y salud en la comunidad.

Speakers
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Mary D'Anza Mora

Food Justice Co-Lead / Veggie Rx Lead // Organizador de Justicia Alimentaria / Dirigente de Justicia Alimentaria y de Veggie Rx, Proviso Partners for Health
avatar for Ahmad Jitan

Ahmad Jitan

Food Justice Organizer // Organizador de Justicia Alimentaria, IMAN
Ahmad Jitan is a community organizer at IMAN, where he leads the Corner Store Campaign in addition to supporting IMAN's other organizing and advocacy efforts.Like many other Palestinians and children of refugees, Ahmad has called many places home. An immigrant to the United States... Read More →
avatar for Camille Kerr

Camille Kerr

Worker Owner / Principal Consultant // Trabajadora Propietaria / Consultora Principal, ChiFresh Kitchen/ UpsideDown Consulting
Camille Kerr is the founder and principal of Upside Down Consulting. Through her various leadership positions in worker ownership organizations over the past eight years, Camille has had the opportunity to shape some of the most innovative initiatives in the field. She has authored... Read More →
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Kenya Vera-Sample

Organizer & Farmer //, Produce(n)Protest / DuSable City Ancestral Winery & Vineyards
My name is Kenya Vera-SampleI am creator and co-curator of Produce n Protest which is an agricultural organization that intersects activism as it relates to all impacted systems. I am also founder and co-owner of Du Sable City Ancestral Winery and Vineyards. My experience is in the... Read More →
avatar for Kandeaux Clark

Kandeaux Clark

Organizer & Farm Plug, Produce(n)Protest
Kandeaux is a southside Chicago native and graduate of The Piney Woods School, Tuskegee University, American University, and the United Nations University for Peace. She hopes to empower developing communities by connecting “AG and The Culture:”  Agriculture to her generation... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

Productive Landscapes: Public Lands for Sustainability & Equity / Paisajes productivos: tierras públicas para la sustentabilidad y la equidad
Join this session to learn about the Productive Landscapes Map, a tool that is being developed to help identify and prioritize underutilized land in Cook County that may be appropriate for agriculture coupled with other beneficial uses. Emerging from the Cook County Productive Landscapes Task Force, the goal of this work is to expand secure access to urban and peri-urban farmland using the community-based framework outlined in the report “Productive Landscapes in Chicago and the Southland.” The report, published by the Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) in 2017, was informed by a series of facilitated conversations concerning how various stakeholders could help foster the growth of urban agriculture in the Millennium Reserve Area, covering Chicago’s South Side and suburban municipalities in southern Cook County.

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Únete a esta sesión para aprender sobre el Mapa de paisajes productivos (Productive Landscapes Map), una herramienta que se está desarrollando para ayudar a identificar y priorizar la tierra desaprovechada en el condado de Cook que podría ser apta para la agricultura acoplada a otros usos beneficiosos. Nacida de la Comisión especial de paisajes productivos del condado de Cook (Cook County Productive Landscapes Task Force), la meta de esta labor es expandir el acceso seguro a tierras de cultivo urbanas y periurbanas utilizando el marco basado en la comunidad detallado en el informe “Productive Landscapes in Chicago and the Southland.” El informe, publicado por el Consejo de Acción de Políticas Alimentarias de Chicago (Chicago Food Policy Action Council, CFPAC) en 2017, recibió información de diferentes conversaciones mediadas sobre cómo las distintas partes interesadas podrían ayudar a fomentar el crecimiento de la agricultura urbana en el área de Millennium Reserve, que cubre el lado sur de Chicago y las municipalidades suburbanas del sur del condado de Cook.


Speakers
avatar for Ma'raj Sheikh

Ma'raj Sheikh

Systems & Strategy Manager // Director de Asuntos Públicos, Chicago Food Policy Action Council
avatar for Kai Funahashi

Kai Funahashi

GIS Analyst // Analista de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (Geographic Information Systems, GIS), South Metropolitan Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA)
Kai Funahashi is one of the GIS analysts for the South Suburban Mayors & ManagersAssociation. He works within the GIS division of SSMMA that services a subset of the 45southland suburbs by mapping spatial data and offering spatial analyses to assist in local effortsand decision making... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

The National Movement for Good Food Purchasing / El movimiento nacional para la compra de alimentos saludables
Join representatives from across the country who are advocating for good food purchasing policies. Learn about effective coalition-building strategies, policy adoption challenges, and exciting wins from coast to coast!

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Únete a representantes de todo el país que defienden las políticas de compra de alimentos saludables. Aprende sobre estrategias efectivas de creación de coaliciones, desafíos para adoptar políticas y emocionantes logros de costa a costa.

Moderators
avatar for Christina Spach

Christina Spach

Community Organizer // Organizadora de la Comunidad, Food Chain Workers Alliance
Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of 33 worker-based members organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. Christina joins the Alliance with over a decade of experience in community organizing and advocating for racially-equitable... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Holloman

Zoe Holloman

Coalition Organizer // Organizadora de la Coalición, Good Food Purchasing Campaign, Twin Cities
Zoe Hollomon is a Food Justice Organizer and Community Food Systems Planner, working in Minnesota to institute community-based planning and policies that focus on Food & environmentals justice, inclusive local food systems, and community economic development. Over the past fifteen... Read More →
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Rebekah Williams

Community Organizer // Organizadora de la Comunidad, Massachusetts Ave Project
Rebekah Williams, Youth Education Director at MAP, hires ~50 teenagers each year. MAP develops lesson plans and curriculum in food systems, urban farming, community organizing, and social and environmental justice. She co-facilitates the Youth Advisors Council (YAC), a city-wide collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Ribka Getachew

Ribka Getachew

Director of NYC Good Food Purchasing Program Campaign // Directora de la Campaña del Programa para la Compra Adecuada de Alimentos de la ciudad de Nueva York, Community Food Advocates
avatar for Katie Ettman

Katie Ettman

Food and Agriculture Senior Policy Associate // Asociada Principal de Políticas para la Agricultura y Alimentación, SPUR
Katie Ettman is SPUR’s Food and Agriculture Senior Policy Associate. Before officially becoming a West Coast transplant she has lived and worked across the United States. In her role at SPUR, Katie works to create a healthy, just and sustainable food system in the Bay Area through... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

Culturally Appropriate Meals in Institutions / Comidas culturalmente apropiadas en las instituciones
This session will amplify the social and nutritional value of culturally rooted foodways. What does it look like to meaningfully engage the community to inform what meals are provided in cafeterias and other public meal settings? Presenters will share their meal planning processes, menus, and how cultural foodways are archives of ancestral knowledge that serve as a foundation for sustainability, nutrition, and wellness education for the communities they serve.

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Esta sesión amplificará el valor social y nutricional de las formas de alimentación con raíces culturales. ¿Cómo faciliatar un proceso comunitaria para informar qué comidas se ofrecen en las cafeterías y otros entornos de comidas públicas? Los presentadores compartirán sus procesos de planificación de comidas, menús y cómo las comidas culturales son archivos de conocimiento ancestral que sirven como base para la educación en sostenibilidad, nutrición y bienestar para las comunidades a las que sirven.


Moderators
avatar for Aasia Castañeda

Aasia Castañeda

Community Partnerships Manager, Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Aasia Mohammad Castañeda is a mother, daughter of immigrants, descendant of farmers, connector, a self-taught graphic designer, and identifies as a South Asian Chicana, born and raised working-class Chicagoan from the Hermosa neighborhood. At CFPAC she co-convenes the Urban Steward... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dexter Kishida

Dexter Kishida

Food Security and Sustainability Program Manager // Gerente del Programa de Seguridad Alimentaria y Sostenibilidad, City and County of Honolulu
Dexter's passion is to connect communities to their food. For the past eight years he has worked for the Department of Education's School Food Services Branch most recently as their farm to school coordinator. He now works for the City and County of Honolulu’s Office of Climate... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Padron

Jesse Padron

Food Service Director // Director del Servicio Alimentario, Oneida Nation School District
Born October 12,1953Grew up in Milwaukee WI1992 Graduated L’Academie de Cuisine Certified in Culinary ArtsChef at various restaurants in and around Washington DC.Relocated to Green Bay WI 1996Worked at Oneida owned Radisson Inn Green Bay1998-2002 Chef at Nicky’s Lionhead Tavern... Read More →
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Bryan Soto

Chef Director // Chef Directora, Academy for Global Citizenship
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Julia O'Grady

Policy Director // Director de Políticas, Academy for Global Citizenship
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Heriberto Arriola

Academy for Global Citizenship


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

Good Food Purchasing Across Cook County's Institutions / Compra de alimentos saludables en las instituciones de todo el condado de Cook
Hospitals, school districts, higher education institutions, and cultural facilities across Cook County are taking the initiative to invest in the local food economy, purchase more sustainable and humane foods, and provide healthier fare in their cafeterias and concessions. Learn about some exciting food purchasing projects and how leaders are making systemic shifts for the long term.

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Los hospitales, distritos escolares, instituciones de educación superior y centros culturales de todo el condado de Cook están tomando la iniciativa de invertir en la economía alimentaria local, comprar alimentos más sustentables y solidarios, y brindar alimentos más saludables en sus comedores y concesiones. Aprende sobre algunos emocionantes proyectos de compra de alimentos y cómo los líderes están realizando cambios sistémicos a largo plazo.

Moderators
avatar for Rodger Cooley

Rodger Cooley

Executive Director // Director Ejecutivo, Chicago Food Policy Action Council

Speakers
avatar for Tarrah

Tarrah

Manager of Health Promotion // Gerente de Promoción de la Salud, Office of Student Health and Wellness/ Nutrition Support Services, Chicago Public Schools
Tarrah DeClemente is Manager of Health Promotion at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) which serves over 360,000 students at 650 schools. Tarrah leads the district’s efforts to support schools in establishing healthy school environments through implementation of over 50 health and wellness... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Chan

Kathy Chan

Organizer & Farm Plug // Organizadora y Contacto Agrícola, Cook County Health
Kathy Chan joined Cook County Health as Director of Policy in October 2013. She helps provide leadership on policy issues that impact CCH and its patients, as well as with special initiatives that address social determinants of health. Kathy previously served as Associate Director... Read More →
avatar for Allessandra Kummelehne

Allessandra Kummelehne

Executive Director // Director Ejecutivo, South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium
SMHEC is a unique partnership of nine higher education institutions extending geographically from the south side of Chicago, west of Joliet, south of Kankakee, and east to the Indiana border. Our members are two and four-year, public, private and for-profit degree granting institutions... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

The Role of Food Hubs in Building a Good Food System / El papel de los centros de alimentos en la creación de un sistema de comida saludable
By definition, food hubs can take many forms but ultimately support multiple farmers in making sales. Some physically aggregate and distribute products from multiple farms, while others process and turn fresh items into "value-added" products. Still others provide shared marketing and facilitate sales on behalf of a group of farmers. Join researchers for a look at food hub research and the role they currently play--and may increasingly play--in supporting farmers across Cook County and the surrounding region.

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Según su definición, los centros de alimentos (food hubs) pueden tener varios formatos, pero básicamente apoyan a varios agricultores para que realicen sus ventas. Algunos suman y distribuyen sus productos a diversas granjas, mientras que otros procesan y transforman artículos frescos en productos “de valor agregado”. Otros más ofrecen marketing compartido y facilitan las ventas en nombre de un grupo de agricultores. Únete a los investigadores para ver las investigaciones de los centros de alimentos y el papel que tienen en la actualidad (y que pueden tener cada vez más) al respaldar a los agricultores en todo el condado de Cook y la región lindante.

Speakers
avatar for Weslynne Ashton

Weslynne Ashton

Professor // Profesora, Illinois Institute of Technology
Weslynne Ashton is an Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology with joint appointments at the Stuart School of Business and the Institute of Design. As a sustainable systems scientist, her research, teaching and practice are oriented around transitioning our socio-ecological... Read More →
avatar for Jay Qureshi

Jay Qureshi

Research Assistant // Asistente de Investigación, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jay is a graduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology and is working as a Market Research Analyst on the Food Hub Feasibility Study under the guidance of Prof. Weslynne Ashton. He has spent over 5 years of his career as a Strategic Planner in the marketing communications... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Zoom

2:00pm CDT

Community-Driven Food Responses to the Pandemic / Respuestas alimentarias impulsadas por la comunidad ante la pandemia
The COVID-19 pandemic did not invent food insecurity and inequitable food access in Cook County, but it has exacerbated many of these existing issues. Many have lost their jobs, but may not qualify for adequate unemployment benefits to cover their needs. At the same time, the federal government has rolled back SNAP benefits, leaving many more families, especially in Black and Brown communities, without critical access to food. Cook County residents have shown up for one another in a big way by ensuring good food is available for all those in need. Organizers have also recognized that there is an opportunity to build long term solutions through this challenging time--responding to food insecurity in ways that build community wealth and sustainability while providing healthy, culturally relevant emergency meals. Learn from an inspiring and driven panel of organizers about the challenges and successes in building community through food during the pandemic.

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La pandemia por la COVID-19 no inventó la inseguridad alimenticia ni el acceso desigual en el condado de Cook, pero ha exacerbado muchos de estos problemas existentes. Muchas personas perdieron su empleo, pero no califican para los beneficios correspondientes por desempleo para satisfacer sus necesidades. Del mismo modo, el gobierno federal ha reducido los beneficios SNAP, dejando a muchas más familias, en particular de las comunidades negra y de color, sin acceso crítico a alimentos. Los residentes del condado de Cook han decidido apoyarse entre sí de manera sobresaliente, asegurando que todos los necesitados cuenten con alimentos saludables a su disposición. Los organizadores también han reconocido que existe la oportunidad de crear soluciones a largo plazo durante este tiempo de desafíos, respondiendo a la inseguridad alimenticia de maneras que aumentan la riqueza de la comunidad y la sustentabilidad, a la vez que proporcionan comida saludable y culturalmente apropiada en situaciones de emergencia. Aprende de un panel de organizadores inspiradores y motivadores sobre los desafíos y los éxitos al construir una comunidad a través de la comida durante la pandemia.

Speakers
avatar for Maira Khwaja

Maira Khwaja

Food Security and Sustainability Program Manager // Gerente del Programa de Seguridad Alimentaria y Sostenibilidad, Marketbox
I work on media strategy and fundraising for the Invisible Institute, a police misconduct data and journalistic production group. Talk to me about safety & justice, police/prison reform, and education policy. ///// Trabajo en estrategia de medios y recaudación de fondos para el Instituto... Read More →
avatar for Viviana Moreno

Viviana Moreno

Food Justice Organizer //, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
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Liz Lyon

Small Business & Circular Economy Manager // Gerente de Pequeñas Empresas y Economía Circular, Plant Chicago
Liz Lyon is the Small Business and Circular Economy Manager with Plant Chicago, a nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate local circular economies. In this role, she supports small businesses on the southwest side of Chicago in their journeys to become circular, community-focused... Read More →
avatar for Trina Reynolds-Tyler

Trina Reynolds-Tyler

Director, Business & Finance Department // Gerente de Sistemas y Estrategia, People's Grab n Go
Trina is a native Chicagoan and a grassroots organizer. She and 3 friends created the People's Grab n Go--a mutual aid effort that ran for 14 weeks this summer in the Washington Park neighborhood. This mutual aid effort was born the day CPS suspended the grab n go meal sites in response... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Zoom

2:00pm CDT

Ensuring Workplace Safety, Health, and Welfare for Food Chain Workers during COVID-19 / Garantizar la seguridad, la salud y el bienestar en el ámbito laboral para los trabajadores de la cadena alimenticia durante la COVID-19
Many food chain workers are on the frontlines of COVID-19: harvesting our food, processing meat, coordinating package delivery, stocking grocery store shelves, and preparing & serving meals in restaurants. This session will discuss the workplace safety, health, and welfare issues food chain workers have experienced since the pandemic started--though none of these issues are necessarily "new." Learn about what organizers are doing in their workplaces and how you can support.

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Muchos trabajadores de la cadena alimenticia están en el frente de batalla de la COVID-19: cosechan nuestros alimentos, procesan carne, coordinan la entrega de paquetes, almacenan provisiones en los estantes de las tiendas, y preparan y sirven comidas en restaurantes. En esta sesión charlaremos sobre los problemas de seguridad, la salud y el bienestar en el ámbito laboral que han vivido los trabajadores de la cadena alimenticia desde que comenzó la pandemia, a pesar de que ninguno de estos problemas es necesariamente “nuevo”. Aprende sobre qué hacen los organizadores en su lugar de trabajo y cómo puedes apoyarlos.

Moderators
avatar for Ugo Okere

Ugo Okere

Policy Director // Director de Políticas, Raise the Floor
Ugo is a former aldermanic candidate, and the former lead organizer for the Raise Chicago campaign, a coalition of community organizations and labor unions fighting to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 for all workers. In 2019, he ran for alderman of the 40th ward in Chicago's... Read More →

Speakers
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Jose Oliva

Campaigns Director // Director de Campañas, HEAL Food Alliance
avatar for Ali Baker

Ali Baker

Organizer // Organizadora, ROC Chicago
Hello! I am an organizer with the Restaurant Opportunities Center United in Chicago. We are a local chapter of a national organization that has been fighting for restaurant workers since 2008. ROC fights for better working conditions and wages for restaurant workers through various... Read More →
avatar for sylvia gonzalez

sylvia gonzalez

Associate Professor // Profesora Asociada, UIC Center for Healthy Work
Since 2017, Sylvia has served as staff on the Greater Lawndale Healthy Work project. She assists with knowledge translation, dissemination of findings, and evaluation. Before joining the GLHW Project, she worked on immigrant rights campaigns, youth advocacy projects, and labor rights... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Moreno

Sandy Moreno

Programs Director // Directora de Programas, Warehouse Workers for Justice
Sandy Moreno is a lead organizer with Warehouse Workers for Justice. Sandy believes that warehouse workers and all workers can win concessions if they organize and fight. Sandy has also worked as an organizer with home care workers in Los Angeles. Sandy is currently completing her... Read More →
avatar for Dolores Castaneda

Dolores Castaneda

Director of Policy // Directora de Políticas, UIC Center for Healthy Work
Dolores is a long-time Little Village community member and a faith-based organizer. She is a tireless advocate for homeless people and can be regularly found feeding and clothing the homeless in her community. She is the co-founder of Padres Angeles, an organization that supports... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Zoom

2:00pm CDT

Leveraging USDA Programs for Food Production, Access, and Security / Aprovechar los programas del USDA para la producción, el acceso y la seguridad de los alimentos
Did you know that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has many grants, loans, and technical resources to support farmers looking to scale up their operations or enter a new market opportunity? They also offer fantastic funding opportunities for government agencies, community groups, and others to support vibrant, healthy, and equitable local food systems. Learn from USDA representatives on program offerings, who is eligible, and how to apply!

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¿Sabías que el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) tiene muchos subsidios, préstamos y recursos técnicos para apoyar a los agricultores que desean aumentar sus operaciones o participar en una nueva oportunidad del mercado? También ofrece fantásticas oportunidades de financiación para agencias gubernamentales, grupos comunitarios y otros para apoyar los sistemas alimentarios vivaces, saludables y justos a nivel local. Aprende de los representantes del USDA sobre ofertas de programas, quién es elegible y cómo participar.

Moderators
avatar for Julio Puentes

Julio Puentes

USDA Liaison // Oficial de Enlace del Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (US Department of Agriculture, USDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement
Julio C. Puentes serves as the USDA Liaison in Illinois for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.  As a USDA Liaison, Julio is charged with identifying and facilitating opportunities that will enhance greater advocacy and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alan Shannon

Alan Shannon

Public Affairs Director // Organizadora y agricultora, USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Alan Shannon serves as USDA’s Food & Nutrition Service Public Affairs Director for the Midwest Region. In that role, he raises awareness of and makes connections to FNS’ 15 nutrition assistance programs—from school meals to SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program), as well as... Read More →
avatar for Josh Franks

Josh Franks

District Conservationist // Conservacionista del Distrito, USDA National Resources & Conservation Service
///// Actualmente soy el Conservacionista del Distrito en el Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales (Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS), que cubre los condados de Boone, Winnebago y Stephenson a lo largo de la línea estatal norte de Illinois y Wisconsin.  
avatar for JuliAnna Arnett

JuliAnna Arnett

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
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John Gehrke

Farm Loan Chief // Jefe de Préstamos Agrícolas, Farm Service Agency, USDA
The Illinois Farm Service Agency has a $1.6 billion direct and guaranteed loan portfolio with over 5000 customers.  We want to expand our reach into urban areas and ensure that anyone in production agriculture that could benefit from FSA services knows what is available and how to... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Zoom

6:00pm CDT

Selling Food to Institutions: the Good Food Purchasing Program for Food Producers / Venta de alimentos a instituciones: el Programa de Compra de Alimentos Saludables para productores
This session will provide farmers and food producers with the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) basics. Join this session to learn how the GFPP policy increases demand for local, sustainable food and ways that farmers can best set themselves up to leverage GFPP for new market opportunities. This workshop will be part info session, part listening session. Farmers will also have a chance to share their biggest concerns and challenges with institutional market sales.

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Esta sesión brindará a los agricultores y productores de alimentos los aspectos básicos del Programa de Compra de Alimentos Saludables (GFPP, por sus siglas en inglés). Únete a esta sesión para aprender cómo la política del GFPP aumenta la demanda de alimentos locales y sustentables, y las maneras en que los agricultores pueden prepararse para aprovechar el GFPP para nuevas oportunidades del mercado. Este taller será en parte una sesión informativa y en parte una sesión de interlocución. Los agricultores también tendrán la oportunidad de compartir sus mayores preocupaciones y desafíos con las ventas institucionales en el mercado.

Speakers
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Freida Curry

Managing Director, Government & Veteran Services // Directora General de Servicios Gubernamentales y para Veteranos, Women's Business Development Center
Freida Curry is the Managing Director at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) for three programs – Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Veteran Business Assistance Services and Cook County Community Development Block Grant. The programs are designed... Read More →
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Marlie Wilson

Good Food Purchasing Project Manager // Gerente del Proyecto de Compra Adecuada de Alimentos, Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Marlie Wilson is the Good Food Purchasing Project Manager with the Chicago Food Policy Action Council, working closely with partners at the Chicago Department of Public Health and Cook County Department of Public Health to coordinate the Good Food Purchasing Initiative for Metropolitan... Read More →
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Viviana Okakpu

Programs Director // Directora de Programas, Advocates for Urban Agriculture
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George Beecham

Public Health Associate // Asociada de Salud Pública, Cook County Department of Public Health


Thursday October 15, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Zoom
 
Friday, October 16
 

9:00am CDT

Virtual Field Trip: Cedillo's Fresh Produce / Excursión virtual: Cedillo's Fresh Produce
Speakers
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Dulce Morales

Farmer, Co-Owner //, Cedillo's Fresh Produce


Friday October 16, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom

9:30am CDT

Virtual Field Trip: Proviso Giving Garden & Veggie Rx in Action / Excursión virtual: Proviso Giving Garden y Veggie Rx en Action
Take a virtual field trip to the Proviso Partners for Health Giving Garden, along with their Veggie Rx delivery! Featuring a professional video tour and a live Q&A with Mary Mora & Jack Hernstein.

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¡Realiza una excursión virtual a Health Giving Garden de Proviso Partners y conoce cómo entregan en Veggie RX! Tomarás una excursión por video y podrás aclarar tus dudas en una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo con Mary Mora y Jack Hernstein.

Speakers
MM

Mary Mora

Food Justice Co-Lead / Veggie Rx Lead // Organizador de Justicia Alimentaria
JH

Jack Hernstein

Coalition Organizer // Organizadora de la Coalición


Friday October 16, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

Virtual Field Trip: Knockout Farm / Excursión virtual: Knockout Farm
Take a virtual field trip to Knockout Farm, run by nonprofit Opportunity Knocks! Featuring a professional video tour and a live Q&A with Aniki Coates.

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Realiza una excursión virtual a Knockout Farm, dirigida por Opportunity Knocks, una organización sin fines de lucro. Tomarás una excursión por video y podrás aclarar tus dudas en una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo con Aniki Coates.

Speakers
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Aniki Coates

Farmer // Agricultor
Program Leader for Opportunity Knocks, She is a certified beekeeper, a Master Urban Farmer through the University of Illinois and a graduate of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest Sustainable Urban Agriculture program as well as an Environmental Literacy Educator. She... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Zoom

10:30am CDT

*JUST ADDED* Virtual Field Trip: Black Oaks Center
Join Dr. Jifunza Wright Carter and Fred Carter as they share an overview of the Black Oaks Center with attendees!

Speakers
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Jifunza Wright Carter, M.D., M.PH

Community Partnerships Manager // Gerente de Asociaciones Comunitarias, Black Oaks Center
Through the rain, the sleet the snow, in the summer's heat, we have stayed on the mission. Providing healthy eating choices and local food to food desert communities in Chicago and the South Suburbs. /////


Friday October 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Zoom

11:00am CDT

Cook in Season with Chef Emm! / ¡Cocina en temporada con la chef Emm
Be prepared to get inspired and seriously hungry with this interactive cooking class from Chef Emm, Millicent Walker, of Cooking Canvas. Learn tips and tricks for plant-based eating in season!

Watch Chef Emm turn fresh ingredients into a delectable feast with a vegetarian twist on Chicken & Waffles:
  • "Chicki"flower-oven fried cauliflower bunches
  • Butternut squaffles-butternut squash based waffles
  • Mixed greens-collard and mustard greens
  • Cantaloupe sorbet-cantaloupe & honey

WANT TO MAKE CHEF EMM'S RECIPES AT HOME? Pick up a special Produce(n)Protest Box at Urban Growers Collective's South Chicago Farmstand on Saturday, 10/17! Each box will feature produce used in Chef Emm's recipes, sourced mainly from local BIPOC farmers. Boxes are $35 each. Order Now! https://www.producenprotest.com/buy-a-box

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Prepárate para inspirarte y tener mucha hambre con esta clase de cocina interactiva con la chef Millicent Walker de Cooking Canvas y Eat, Drink, Delight LTD. ¡Aprende consejos y trucos para cocinar con plantas en temporada!

Mira cómo la chef Emm convierte ingredientes frescos en un festín exquisito:


  • Flores "chicki": racimos de coliflor fritos al horno
  • Riñas de calabacitas: waffles a base de calabacitas
  • Hojas verdes mixtas: hojas de coles y brotes de mostaza
  • Sorbete de melón: melón y miel


Speakers
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Millicent - Chef Emm - Walker

Chef Director // Chef Directora, Cooking Canvas
I am Millicent Walker, creatively known as Chef Emm, the Chef Director of Cooking Canvas. I have always been passionate about food, freshly prepared meals, and feeding others. This passion lead me to study culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Since then... Read More →




Friday October 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Zoom

1:30pm CDT

Closing Plenary: Growing Cook County's Good Food Future / Cierre plenario: Hacer crecer el futuro de la comida saludable en el condado de Cook
In the midst of a pandemic, a changing climate, and an uncertain economic future, where does Cook County's food system go from here? Learn from experts in the field about how the landscape of farms, food businesses, and institutions is addressing this uncertainty with resiliency and action.

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En medio de una pandemia, un clima cambiante y un futuro económico incierto, ¿hacia dónde se dirige el sistema de alimentos del condado de Cook? Aprende de los expertos en el campo sobre cómo el panorama de las granjas, los negocios de comidas y las instituciones encaran esta incertidumbre con resiliencia y acción.

Moderators
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Rodger Cooley

Executive Director // Director Ejecutivo, Chicago Food Policy Action Council

Speakers
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Lena Hatchett

Associate Professor // Profesora Asociada, Loyola University Chicago
Lena Hatchett, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, and co-founder and executive lead for Proviso Partners for Health, a nationally-recognized community coalition to promote racial and economic opportunity... Read More →
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Erika Allen

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Operations // Cofundadora y Directora Ejecutiva de Operaciones, Urban Growers Collective
Erika Allen is the Co-Founder, CEO - Operations Director for Urban GrowersCollective and the President of Green ERA Educational NFP and Co-Owner of GreenEra Sustainability Partners.Erika Allen founded and was the Director of Growing Power – Chicago for 15-yearsprior to the closing... Read More →
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Johari Cole-Kweli

Farmer // Agricultor, Iyabo Farms
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Angela Mason

Senior Director of Windy City Harvest // Directora Principal de Windy City Harvest, Chicago Botanic Garden


Friday October 16, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Zoom

2:30pm CDT

Thank You & Next Steps
Speakers
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Kiran Joshi, MD

Co-Lead, Senior Medical Officer // Colíder, Médico Principal, Cook County Department of Public Health
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Toni Preckwinkle

President // Presidenta, Cook County Board of Commissioners
Toni Preckwinkle is the 35th president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, an office she has held since 2010. A dedicated and effective public servant, President Preckwinkle has worked tirelessly and collaboratively to reshape County government through increased fiscal responsibility... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Zoom
 


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