This summer 3 South Seattle youth and one adult ally traveled to Philadelphia, PA for the 13th Annual Rooted In Community (RIC) Youth Lead Urban Farming and Food Justice Conference hosted by Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) to represent Seattle and the PNW! With Nova HS student Donte Johnson and recent Middle College graduate Aman Hidalgo Watson representing Cultivating Radical Action, Vitality, and Education (CRAVE) @ and recent Nova HS graduate and future Evergreen University student Tammy Do representing both CRAVE and Food Empowerment, Education, and Sustainability Team (FEEST) and Social HeARTistry Educators director Stephany Hazelrigg, the PNW held it down with all these amazing farmers, organizers, educators, and community leaders! This heirloom volunteer Seattle crew made powerful impressions and creative and safe spaces to grow and glow in Philly amid and alongside 120 other youth and about 50 adult allies...all who are organizing around food justice issues in their communities representing over 40 organizations from around the country to draft the Youth Food Bill of Rights!!
What an inspiring journey! Read more about it here at craveseattle.blogspot.com
phew! what a mouthful!...and so much more to show and say and share! please come to our shareback celebration where we will share a media montage of this epic journey, a panel discussion, and update of upcoming ways CRAVE is organizing around food justice in South Seattle and beyond!!
we'll create opportunities for you to join forces, engage in our efforts, and support our work as well as have amazing art, delicious healthful foods to share! come build with us on ways to grow and share food honor, safety, health, access, and sustainability, and JUSTICE for all.
Doors and Dinner will be ready to share at 7pm
Media Montage and Philly Shareback and Strategy Sessions should kickstart around 7:30pm
Suggested donation to support this grassroots garden: $5-$20
this will be a drug-free, fragrance free event and open to all!
hope to see you there!
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