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Exploring the Health of our Modern Food System

August 5, 2020
Virtual

Exploring the Health of our Modern Food System

Virtual

The COVID 19 pandemic has exposed the systemic ills plaguing our food system and the impact on animals, workers, our communities, and the planet.

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th from 11am to 1pm Pacific/2pm to 4pm Eastern for a virtual symposium to examine some of the most interrelated issues of oppression in our time.

The event will be co-hosted by Megan Watkins, Farm Sanctuary’s CEO, and Kamekǝ Brown, Farm Sanctuary’s Manager of Social Justice Programs, and will feature four expert speakers. Together they will share hard truths and offer possibilities for collaboration and solidarity in the service of a more just and compassionate world. Don’t miss this thought-provoking discussion.

Participation in the event is free and completely virtual.  All content can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. A replay of the webinar will be made available for registered participants.

Features

  • Co-Hosted by:

    • Megan Watkins, Farm Sanctuary’s CEO & Executive Director
    • Kamekə  Brown, Farm Sanctuary’s Manager of Social Justice Programs
  • Presentations by:

    • Amanda Hitt, Director of Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign
    • Sindy Benavides, CEO of League of United Latin American Citizens
    • Larry Baldwin, Crystal Coast Waterkeeper
    • Gerardo Reyes Chávez, Leader from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
  • A Q&A Roundtable Discussion

This is a moment to really reflect on our own values and to also think ‘How do we lock arms, understanding that your fight is my fight and that my fight is your fight?’

Sindy Benavides

Chief Executive Officer for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Co-Hosts

Megan Watkins, CEO of Farm Sanctuary with a sheep

Megan Watkins

CEO of Farm Sanctuary

Kameke Brown at Farm Sanctuary

Kamekə Brown

Manager of Social Justice Programs of Farm Sanctuary

Speaker Bios

Amanda Hitt

Amanda Hitt

Director of Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign (FIC)

Sindy Benavides

Sindy Benavides

Chief Executive Officer for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Larry Baldwin

Larry Baldwin

Crystal Coast Waterkeeper

Gerardo Reyes Chavez

Gerardo Reyes Chávez

Senior staff member with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)