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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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Building a Resilient & Equitable Food System [clear filter]
Thursday, October 15
 

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
MD

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

Founder, ChiFresh Kitchen
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

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
avatar for Freida Curry

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 →
avatar for Marlie Wilson

Marlie Wilson

Good Food Purchasing Project Manager, 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 Viviana Okakpu

Viviana Okakpu

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

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
 

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
avatar for Rodger Cooley

Rodger Cooley

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

Speakers
avatar for Lena Hatchett

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 →
avatar for Erika Allen

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 →
avatar for Johari Cole-Kweli

Johari Cole-Kweli

Owner Operator, Iyabo Farms
avatar for Angela Mason

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
avatar for Kiran Joshi, MD

Kiran Joshi, MD

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


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


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