Events & Opportunities

The Global Cardboard Challenge

Action for Healthy Kids Webinars

People’s Institute for SurvivaI and Beyond (PISAB) October Workshop on Undoing Racism for Artists/Cultural & Youth Workers
PISAB has spots for individuals for their upcoming Undoing Racism workshop on October 14-16. They are offering a really great rate for individuals of $250 (which is $100 less than most usual). They also have a sliding scale which you can reach out to me ( to learn more about. The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Their workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism. To register please do so here:  If you have questions please reach out to Sarita Covington at

Food Frontiers screening
The documentary film “Food Frontiers” will make its Big Apple debut when it is screened on Oct. 25, 2016 at Hunter College’s School of Social Work in East Harlem. The event is organized by Harvest Home Farmer’s Market , a non-profit that manages farmers’ markers in low-income New York neighborhoods. Details here:
Call for Papers American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, April 5-9, 2017

Session title: Food Justice in the Changing City

Low-income communities and communities of color are increasingly recognized as important sites of alternative food practices—from cultivation of urban farms and gardens to distribution through farmers markets, retail stores and restaurants. These projects have taken particular root in cities and neighborhoods undergoing rapid demographic changes including but not limited to gentrification. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which these demographic shifts affect food justice practices as well as how alternative food systems might foster and/or resist the negative consequences of gentrification.

Questions that papers may want to explore include the following:
What is the role of food systems in gentrification?
How are alternative food systems used to “rebrand” changing cities and/or neighborhoods?
What role do local government or non-government organizations play in the interplay between alternative food systems and urban “revitalization”?
How do organizations and businesses dedicated to alternative food systems or food justice access land, property and other resources amidst escalating land values?
How are communities using food justice to carve out spaces for themselves in gentrifying cities?
What kinds of place-making practices do food justice and alternative food systems inspire, and how do these shift as neighborhoods change?
How does displacement of long-term communities affect food justice organizations?
How do alternative food systems shape interactions between long-term and new residents?
How does the relationship between alternative food practices and demographic changes differ across place?

We envision one or two paper sessions. Please submit an abstract of 250 words to <> with a subject heading “AAG Food Justice in the Changing City” by October 14 (Fri) to be considered for inclusion in the session(s).

Note: Please be advised that AAG requires that all participants in pre-organized session(s) to be registered for the conference and have submitted the abstracts by 10/27. We will notify those whose abstracts have been included in the session by 10/21, at which point we ask those in the session to register for the conference, submit the abstract, and send us your registration information.




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