As workers from across the food supply chain risk their lives to continue feeding us, the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the harms of existing labor policies and practices. The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Food Policy Networks project invites you to join us for a series of webinars to discuss how food policy councils can support food chain workers during COVID-19.
THURSDAY MAY 21: LEVERAGING LOCAL ACTIONS TO SUPPORT FOOD CHAIN WORKERS
This webinar will provide an overview of the harmful impacts of our current labor system on food chain workers and then discuss possible policy opportunities to address those needs.
Claudia Rósales, A Farmworker and Food Worker Organizer at Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Christina Spach, National Organizer at the Food Chain Workers Alliance
Jose Oliva, Campaigns Director of the HEAL Food Alliance and board member of the Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Nessia Berner Wong, Senior Policy Analyst at ChangeLab Solutions
THURSDAY, MAY 28: BUILDING BUY-IN AND TAKING ACTION
This roundtable discussion will provide examples of how food policy councils are organizing around food chain worker issues. Hear about how FPCs have built support for advocating on labor issues. Gain tips on communicating with decision-makers around labor issues. We also encourage attendees to share what their food policy councils are doing to support food workers during the pandemic.
Irene de Barraicua, Public Relations Manager for Líderes Campesinas
Winona Bynum, Executive Director of the Detroit Food Policy Council
Tanya Kerssen, Political Education + Strategy at Real Food Media
Colleen McKinney, Director of Engagement at The Center for Good Food Purchasing
Beth Spitler, Field Director at the California Food and Farming Network