WhyHunger is excited to share that Closing the Hunger Gap is now accepting workshop proposals for its Cultivating Food Justice Conference that will be held September 13-16, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2015.
Closing the Hunger Gap (CTHG) is a network of food banks, anti-hunger advocates and food justice activists from across North America working to engage food banks and their constituents in expanding their efforts toward community-based empowerment initiatives. CTHG expects over 500 attendees at the 2015 conference, representing emergency food providers, farms and nonprofit organizations focused on health, education and food justice. The 2015 event aims to build momentum and collective strength among food banks and hunger relief organizations towards a unified national agenda by inspiring each other, building relationships, having critical conversations, sharing practical tools and creating common definitions.
As an adviser and participant in the first CTHG event in 2014, WhyHunger’s Jess Powers, director of the Nourish Network for the Right to Food program, encourages folks to submit a proposal, “This is a critical moment for creating change in emergency food provision and addressing rising income inequality. This conference provides a space to ask questions and learn from each other, and more importantly, to organize together for a new vision of access to healthy food.”
They are looking for workshop proposals that:
- Are creative, interactive, and provide opportunities for significant audience participation.
- Focus on “how to” and skill building and that allow time for attendees to think through how they might adapt and implement programs/skills in their own communities.
- Include a diverse group of workshop leaders, such as emerging leaders, youth, project participants and community members.
- Demonstrate collaboration across sectors.