Conference attendees are invited to attend one of the following Identity Caucuses, which will convene during lunch. Lunch will be delivered to each classroom, so participants are welcome to stay for the full hour and forty-five minute session.
Queer & Trans People of Color Caucus
QTPOC Farmers & Foodies: Resilience and Healing within the Food System
Room: HM 138
Due to the need to address disparities in food access and land resources for communities of color, this gathering builds upon our lived experiences as Queer, Trans & Gender Non-Conforming farmers, food justice activists, foodies, chefs, & community organizers. Our intention with this gathering is to build community, to self-determine what we want for our communities, and to provide a healing, regenerative space to support the work that we do. We will have a community altar, storytelling and resource sharing. This session is open to those who identify as Queer / Trans / GNC and POC.
Speakers: Cris Izaguirre,Urban Farm Manager, Kingsborough Community College; Lucretia John, Food Justice Advocate; Ana Morán, Community Food Coordinator, Community Access; Flayr Poppins; Ollín Rodríguez Lopez, Food Justice and LGBTQ Advocate; Kay Ulanday Barrett, Poet, Performer, Educator
Room: HM 152
The Women’s caucus is a space for story sharing and solidarity-building for women in the growing movement. Join women farmers, primarily women of color, as we share how our identity has both added value and challenges to our work. We’ll eat and meet in small groups to break down the whys of women’s work being devalued and the how we can continue to build power. This space is open to all who identify as women - cis-gender, queer, gender-non-conforming and trans women.
Speakers: Amy Richards, Health Organizer, Make the Road NY (Moderator); Onika Abraham, Director, Farm School NYC; Kristina Erskine, Youth Liaison, EcoStation:NY; Iyeshima Harris, Youth Liaison, EcoStation:NY; Anandi A. Premlall, Urban Agriculture Consultant and Environmental Educator, Sustainable Queens
Room: HM 140
Hosted by the Northeast Youth Food Justice Network
Check back soon for more information on this caucus.