Our September presenters will be Tobias Fox and Youth representatives from Vietlead.
Tobias Fox is the Founder and Managing Director of the community-driven, nonprofit organization Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. Aside from being a writer and having ten years of independent publishing experience, Fox is a Professional Organizer, Urban Farmer, Photographer, and Coordinator of an annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference. He conducts various community events, presentations, and workshops on sustainable living practices and has assisted numerous urban farmers and gardeners with the cultivation of their agricultural space. Learn more at www.sasglocal.org.
VietLead is a grassroots community organization in Philadelphia and South Jersey that is creating a vision and strategy for community self-determination, social justice, and cultural resilience. They are staffed and led by community members with collectively over 25 years serving the community and are committed to working from love and solidarity. Their community programs include intergenerational farming, youth organizing, health navigation & healing, civic engagement and community defense. They do this through a Heal.Resist.Grow. framework that focuses a pathway to healing trauma in our communities, contesting for power to make systemic change, policy advocacy/campaign, and growing community-based solutions. Learn more at www.vietlead.org.
Sankofa is a word from the Akan people of Ghana. It means “go back and fetch it” and reminds us of the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bring it into the present in order to ensure a strong future. The Sankofa Series is a monthly webinar series that focuses on the wisdom shared in past NESAWG conferences, sharing this information again and using it to help us move forward to continue creating meaningful change in the food system.
NESAWG has had 26 years of presenting our It Takes A Region annual conferences. In the past we have had dynamic keynote speakers, panelists, and presenters who are working towards a fair food system. In alignment with one of NESAWG’s core values ``A farm and food system for all”, presenters at the NESAWG Conferences have been multi racial, economically diverse and have spanned across food system movements and represented various food system work. Presenters have been youth leaders, elders and all those in between. The Sankofa Series will feature some of your favorites from the past. We will revisit some of the pertinent information shared as we continue to seek solutions to issues within the food system and create a positive change.
This webinar series will happen from September to February.
Registration opens September 1.