All of us at Slow Living Summit stand in solidarity with those protesting the murder of George Floyd and the use of excessive force by law enforcement. We support those who have taken to the streets to protest the racial injustices that have led to the senseless loss of black and brown lives at the hands of people and institutions that are rarely held accountable for their actions.

The Slow Living Summit has a history of equity, diversity, and inclusivity and now this is needed more than ever. We are dedicated to continuously reviewing our practices within all our programming to determine how we can best incorporate long-silenced voices into the work we do every day.

We would like to invite the public to join two of our upcoming panels for our Slow Living Summit free of charge. We feel that this information should be shared with as wide an audience as possible, without any barriers. We hope you will join us for these important discussions.

Panel: Food Justice and Climate Change
With Tatiana Abatemarco, Conor Floyd, Migrant Justice

Monday, June 8, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern Time

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Food justice asks the questions: where does injustice live in our food system and what would a just food system look like? Climate justice asks the questions: who is responsible for climate change and who will bear the brunt of the effects of climate change?

Food and climate justice bring our attention to ways in which we can work to create more equity and fairness for those left on the fringes of the local food movement.

In this panel, we will share three approaches to food justice and how they create more resilience in the face of climate instability. Tatiana Abatemarco will speak about the community-engaged food studies program at Bennington College, which has a goal of addressing food insecurity in Bennington County. Migrant Justice will share about Milk with Dignity and farmworker organizing to advance human rights in the Vermont dairy industry. Conor Floyd of Food Connects will share their work with Food Connects to create a Farm to School program to increase fresh food access and food education to children in Windham County. Together, they will consider their vision of a food and climate just future where everyone has food access and human rights. Speakers: Tatiana Abatemarco, Conor Floyd, Migrant Justice.


Karen Washington, Rise and Root Farm: Virtual Farm Tour
Karen Washington

Thursday, June 11, 2020
3:00 PM Eastern Time

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 Rise and Root Farm is strongly rooted in New York City and committed to engaging rural and urban communities through food and farming. Our current and previous farming related affiliations include: Just Food, Farm School NYC, Ecostation:NY, Bushwick Campus Farm, Black Urban Growers, Crock and Jar, La Familia Verde Community Garden coalition, GrowNYC. We have worked with community gardens and urban farms in NYC and beyond, and we have dedicated our lives to increasing the number of people growing and eating good food. We care about justice and equity and in building a strong local food economy.

We came together with a common dream, to continue our food justice work by growing food and community beyond the city boundaries. We believe we can accomplish more together than any one of us could do on our own.