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Cooperatives: Democratizing the Food System
Monday | April 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Port Commission Hearing Room | 1 Sausalito, 2nd floor of Ferry Building , San Francisco, CA 94111
They value equal participation. They provide ownership opportunities and reduce business risks. They advance equity and build community. In a fragmented, individualistic, and sometimes disillusioning society, cooperatives offer hope. Panelists involved with food and farming cooperatives will discuss their personal experiences with the cooperative model and its potential for building a just and healthy food system.
Adrionna Fike, co-owner of Mandela Foods Cooperative
Mai Nguyen, farmer, cofounder of Toronto Sustainable Food Cooperative, and cooperative development associate with California Center for Cooperative Development
Farmer, Organic Valley (invited)
More speakers TBA
Moderator: Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle reporter
The discussion will be followed by a reception with farmers market snacks.