Menu for the Future

Upcoming Menu for the Future Discussion Groups

No groups are currently scheduled (let us know if you'd like to start one), but here are some other events to check-out:



Race, Food and Justice Conference 2014:  

Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens.

The two day conference will be held at Case Western Reserve University, April 4th - 5th, 2014 



 Building on the momentum of the Rid-All Green Partnership Project and the robust local and national food movement, our goal is to create a space for dialog and discussion about social justice issues, how the history of farming, culture and race factor into economics, land use policies, land ownership, health, jobs, community programs, and decisions that impact our most vulnerable communities and communities of color. 

The Race, Food and Justice Conference of 2013 was developed and planned in response to the Place Matters work addressing race and racism, which is one of the social determinants of health and a root cause of health disparities we see manifested within our communities. We had over 700 attendees come for the two day conference. Based on responses from over 130 survey participants, we plan to host another conference in 2014 that will include breakout sessions. 

We envision next year’s event to be a follow-up from the 2013 conference. By engaging multiple sectors of our society, we hope to expand the grassroots base promoting environmental justice and build upon the discussion the begun last year. Including working group sessions will facilitate and create access to networking and advocacy opportunities. One goal is for attendees to get a more in-depth understanding of environmental and social justice issues within the food movement both nationally and locally.  







Bee keeper Dawn and Farmer Andrew.

 If you would like to convene a Menu for the Future discussion group click "Convene Your Own Group" to see what's involved.