Cook County Food Summit 2020 has ended
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.


¡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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Erika Allen

Urban Growers Collective
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Operations // Cofundadora y Directora Ejecutiva de Operaciones
Erika Allen is the Co-Founder, CEO - Operations Director for Urban Growers
Collective and the President of Green ERA Educational NFP and Co-Owner of Green
Era Sustainability Partners.

Erika Allen founded and was the Director of Growing Power – Chicago for 15-years
prior to the closing of the organization in 2017. Erika served as Commissioner for the
Chicago Park District from 2012 – 2017 and serves on the board of Chicago Food
Policy Action Council, and recently served on Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker’s transition
team for Agriculture.

She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MA in
art psychotherapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Erika is a visual artist and urban grower who speaks publically, consults with individuals
and organizations to support visioning and planning of social and economic change
objectives through food, agriculture, and green energy. She uses a racial equity
framework in all of her practices. Integrating the creative and therapeutic techniques
with food security and community development enabled Erika to establish multiple
urban farms and agriculture training and education programs in Chicago. She is
passionate about social justice and working with multicultural groups in the elimination
of racism and oppression. /////

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