The MFA in Creative Writing Program at Manhattanville College

Food Justice Festival

Food Justice Festival:
‘How Do We Feed the World?’

Sponsored by the MFA Creative Writing Program
Free and open to the public
featuring special guest

in conversation with Manhattanville MFA Program Director Lori Soderlind.

Program schedule:
All events are at the Berman Center at Manhattanville College,
2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY.

9 AM: Welcome coffee & networking.

10 AM: Panel #1“More, Better Food For All: Bringing Good Food to All Communities” —challenges & successes in bringing better food to everyone
Moderator: Alex Payan,  Port Chester Cares
Skye Cornell, Chief Programs Officer, Wholesome Wave
Kit Meyer, Youth Coordinator, County Harvest
Cara Fraver, Business Services Director, National Young Farmers
Emilie Miyauchi, CSA & Farm Network Manager, Just Food

11 AM: 
Panel #2— “How to Grow Healthy Food” –from community gardens to schools, backyards and beyond
Moderator—Lori Fontanes, writer/backyard farmer & candidate, MFA in Creative Writing Program
Dr. Elizabeth Cherry, Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Manhattanville College
Victor Ziminsky IV, Owner/Manager, Let It Grow Landscapes
Tatiana Morin, Director, NYC Urban Soils Institute
Allison Silverman, Coordinator, Port Chester Middle School Giving Garden

12 Noon: Keynote with Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns,
author and advocate for sustainable food systems, in conversation with MFA in Creative Writing at Manhattanville Director Lori Soderlind.
(Reservations strongly encouraged-reserve a seat here  )

2 PM: Garden demonstrations at Manhattanville Community Garden with Professor Christopher Pappas, Dr. Lisa Papernik and Professor Anne Meore

2 PM special writing workshop: “Food for Thought” with author Aria Beth Sloss:
$50/general admission
$25/current Mville MFA students
Registration required–  register here

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