A New National Fellowship for Food Systems Leaders – Webinar
A New National Fellowship for Food Systems Leaders Co-sponsored by 11th Hour Project, GRACE Communications Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders
Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:00 a.m PT / 12:00 p.m CT / 1:00 p.m ET
Photo credits: top left, Los Angeles Food Policy Council; top right, Creative Commons;
bottom left, USDA; bottom right, Creative Commons.
Despite significant progress over the past several decades, our food system remains the driver of some of our nation’s most entrenched problems: from widespread hunger to public health epidemics of diet-related illnesses; from environmental impacts like water and air pollution to the lack of competition in markets; and from food access limitations to devastated rural economies. We believe the food system needs transformational change—and that in order to create such change, we must invest in leaders working at the intersections of health, agriculture, environment, and social justice, giving them time to think deeply, connect across a diversity of strategies and issues, and strengthen essential skills.
Join us to learn about an exciting new national fellowship for food system changemakers. Developed in consultation with dozens of people across the country, led by a funder steering committee of the 11th Hour Project, GRACE Communications Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, and the Panta Rhea Foundation, the fellowship builds on lessons learned from the hugely successful W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food & Society Fellows program (2001 to 2013).
This webinar is for funders and community partners to learn more about this new fellowship and engage with the Steering Committee members. Please feel free to invite colleagues in your organization or among your networks.
Have questions in advance of the webinar? Email: email@example.com
Scott Cullen, executive director, GRACE Communications Foundation, interim Steering Committee
Anna Lappé, program director, Food & Democracy, Panta Rhea Foundation and founder, Real Food Media, interim Steering Committee
Haile Johnston, cofounder and chief development officer, The Common Market, interim Steering Committee