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Wednesday, December 6 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Agroequity: Defining a New Equity Framework in Food and Agriculture FULL

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Given the lasting legacy of slavery and colonialism in relation to our agricultural and food systems, we seek to build upon agroecology’s holistic framework, but with an explicit focus on equity. Stone Barns Exchange Fellows are working together to define the term “agroequity,” as a means of tying together the principles of agroecology, food justice and intersectionality. These principles would put forth not just a term, but an approach to connecting movements and building coalitions across social change efforts, as they relate to vulnerable and under-resourced populations. This workshop will present the fellows' ideas on shaping “agroequity” and will engage participants in identifying existing frames, important concepts for inclusion, as well as next steps for sharing and building upon this framework within the larger food movement.

Presenters
avatar for Yana Gilbuena

Yana Gilbuena

Chef, Salo
Yana Gilbuena is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. Yana, a Filipino-born, critically acclaimed global nomadic chef, started Salo Series to share with the world the vibrant food culture of the Philippines. The Salo Series hosts Filipino Kamayan dinners, in which food is served on communal tables decked with banana leaves, and guests are asked to eat with their hands. In her American tour, Yana hosted pop-up dinners i... Read More →
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Hannah Koski

Consultant, Regional Food Systems
Hannah Koski is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. Hannah has more than ten years of experience in agricultural and food systems work, beginning with management of more than 200 acres of diversified farmland across the Northeast and volunteer work on farms throughout Europe, West... Read More →
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Margiana Peterson-Rockney

Farmer/Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley
Margiana Petersen-Rockney is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. She grew up on a goat dairy farm in Massachusetts. While still in college, Margiana ran a five-acre diversified vegetable and livestock CSA and founded the Young Farmer Network, a community group for new farmers to share... Read More →
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Shakirah Simley

Shakirah Simley is a writer and community organizer in San Francisco. She earned her organizing chops with over a decade of working on food equity, labor and youth campaigns. The daughter of a social worker, and granddaughter of a Black Panther, she graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and completed master’s at Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences as a Fulbright Fellow. She served as the Community Director for famed local grocer, Bi-Rite and its Family of Businesses, and in 2016, she co-founded Nourish|Resist, a multiracial collaborative using food spaces and people as tools for collective resistance. Last year, she was a prestigious Fellow for the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Her writing has appeared in Civil Eats, The Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, and recently published cookbook for the revolution: "Feed the Resistance". She currently serves as the executive director of community center in the Southeast sector of SF., Nourish | Resist
Shakirah Simley is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. Shakirah Simley was raised in Harlem, N.Y., where her limited access to fresh, healthy and affordable food was always a challenge. As a young black woman hungry for change, she decided to dedicate her professional career and... Read More →


Wednesday December 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
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