Oakland-based Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy will host a panel of representatives from Bay Area food policy councils. Food policy councils bring together food activists, community members, urban planners, and both municipal and state governments to make recommendations on how to make a food system more accountable to its constituents. During the event, panelists will share their respective council’s most recent achievements, ongoing initiatives, and goals. Afterwards, audience members will have the opportunity to respond, ask questions, and engage with the representatives and each other. The panel will feature food policy council representatives from several East Bay communities including Martin Bourque from Berkeley, Doria Robinson and Laneisha Whitfield from Richmond, and Esperanza Pallana from Oakland. Additionally, Michael Dimock will represent the statewide California Food Policy Council. Food First Executive Director Eric Holt-Giménez will moderate the discussion.
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