Conference Schedule and Speakers

Time Activity Room
9:00-9:30 am Registration  Kresge atrium
9:30-9:40 am Opening remarks Kresge G1
9:40-10:40 am Morning Keynote:

Dr. Monica White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kresge G1

10:45-12:00 pm

Plenary 1: Food and water contaminants  

1. Niaz Dorry, National Family Farm Coalition and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance

2. Dr. Marcella Remer Thompson, University of Rhode Island

3. Shaina Kasper, Toxics Action Center

Kresge G1
12:00 – 1:20 pm Lunch, Learn, Share, & Act!

Learn, share, and act on current initiatives from local organizations.

Book Signing 12:50-1:20

Kresge Cafe
1:30-2:45 pm Plenary 2: Food Chain Worker Rights and Justice

  1. Andrea Schmid, Pioneer Valley Workers Center
  2. Mea Johnson, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Boston
  3. Claudia Quintero, Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Staff Attorney at Central West Justice Center
Kresge G1
2:45-3:05 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break Kresge G1
3:05-4:30 pm Plenary 3: Food and Land Sovereignty

1. Elizabeth Wills-O’Gilvie, Northeast Farmers of Color and Springfield Food Policy Council

2. Chris Bolden-Newsome, Sankofa Farm of Philadelphia

3.  Neftali Duran, I-Collective

4. Lan Dinh, VietLead and Soil Generation

Kresge G1
4:30 – 5:00 pm Closing Keynote

Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, New Roots AME Church

Kresge G1
5:00-6:30 pm Reception Warren Alpert Courtyard Cafe