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Saturday, February 10 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Food and Racial Justice

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In an era of Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, skyrocketing living costs on the Front Range, climate chaos, and even the more glamorous Times Up movement, the connections between race, food and other social justice issues are becoming ever more evident, and perhaps more dire. Join us as we learn from inspiring, diverse change-makers making waves on the Front Range in their work on racial equity and food justice. These accomplished panelists inspire with amazing projects that have changed the social and physical landscape in Denver -- from $1.5 million-dollar greenhouses, to preventing food waste by providing low-income families with fresh healthy food, to holistic farmers markets in food deserts, ensuring college students learn in the classroom as well as in the dirt while providing produce or to juicing for low-income communities and communities of color in Denver. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Join our panelists as we explore their work and engage in a conversation about what racial and food justice could look like on the front range.  

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Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish

Energy & Climate Justice Program Manager, CU Environmental Center
Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish is the Energy & Climate Justice Manager at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Environmental Center. There, she works to illuminate the connections between sustainability and social justice while working with students and partners to reduce the university’s... Read More →
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Beverly Grant

Mo' Betta Green
Beverly Grant is a proud Denver native and has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. She is dedicated to shaping food policy and broadening not only food access, but also food and nutrition literacy. Beverly founded the urban farmer’s market, Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace... Read More →

Neambe Leadon

Program Director, Denver Food Rescue
Food Access, Urban Agriculture, Community Organizing, Collectives and Collaboration, Natural Child Birth, Holistic Health, Alternative Medicine
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Lydia Prado

Director of Community Partnerships, Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver
Lydia Prado grew up feeling culturally enriched, speaking both English and Spanish, and thriving in a community where she was surrounded by many talented, creative and resilient people. When she left to attend college, she was surprised to learn that the mainstream and academic view... Read More →

Damien Thompson

Urban/Rural Sociology, Social Theory, Horticulture, Sister Gardens
I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. In addition to my training in anthropology I also hold a certification in Permaculture Design and a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification. My interests center... Read More →

Saturday February 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm MST
SEEC Auditorium 4001 Discovery Drive