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Frontiers in Food and Agriculture: A Conversation with Tanya Fields

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 12:00 PM

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Please join us Tuesday, September 17, for the launch of our third annual webinar workshop webinar series.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy invites you to join us for our third annual policy workshop webinar series, Frontiers in Food and Agriculture. In response to the growing interest in food and agriculture policy, both globally and locally, the series, co-sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, will investigate four broad themes. Part I explores linkages between theory and practice in food justice; Part II, a legal framework for the new food movement; Part III examines GMOs and intellectual property; and Part IV, the farm bill and the future of farming.

Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK ProjeK, will launch the series Tuesday, September 17, with a presentation that considers how addressing food justice and economic development can create small business and career opportunities for underserved women and youth of color. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The recording is available online here.

About the Speaker

Inspired by her experiences as a single working mother living in a marginalized community, Tanya Fields founded the BLK ProjeK in 2009 as a response to sexist institutional policies, structurally reinforced cycles of poverty, and harsh inequities in wealth and access to capital that result in far too many women being unable to rise out of poverty and sustain their families. The group was nominated for a 2011 Union Square Award and Tanya has the honor of being a Green for All Fellows, through which she connects with a national cohort of environmental justice change agents. With a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Baruch College, and a talent for public speaking, blogging and singing, Tanya has become a sought after speaker.  She provided a widely praised keynote speech at the 2012 Just Food conference, and served as a plenary panelist for the 2011 conference of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. Previous to the BLK ProjeK, Tanya worked with several high profile environmental organizations located in the South Bronx - Mothers on the Move, Sustainable South Bronx and the Majora Carter Group.  Tanya built upon the network, skills, resources and knowledge she gained through those experiences to create the BLK ProjeK.

She is a reputed and rising public speaker and educator. She has spoken, conducted workshops and participated on panels at Just Food Annual Conference, NOFA NY Winter Conference, Manhattanville College, Kingsboro College, Brooklyn Food Coalition, NEWSAWG and others.

She currently writes a twice monthly column on food and food justice for EBONY.com and contributed a chapter for the book "The Next Eco-Warriors" by Emily Hunter.

About the Series

Co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, our third annual webinar series highlights emerging issues in food and agriculture policy. The series is designed for academic and policy communities as well as the general public and is available to everyone online. The webinar format enables interested parties to access and participate in these presentations from anywhere in the world. The series is free and open to the public; presentation recordings are available online approximately one week after they air live.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac-based attendees
Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Frontiers in Food and Agriculture Webinar Series Schedule 2013-2014

To join the webinar mailing list for updates and registration information, please contact Susanne Stahl at susanne.stahl@yale.edu.

Linking Theory and Practice in Food Justice

Tanya Fields, Executive Director, BLK ProjeK
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Registration: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/941997655

Maria Trumpler, Director, Office of LGBTQ Resources
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Alison Alkon, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of the Pacific
Teresa Mares, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Vermont
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT

A Legal Framework for the New Food Movement

Jason Foscolo, Principal Attorney, The Food Law Firm
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Laurie Ristino, Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Rachel Armstrong, Executive Director, Farm Commons
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Janelle Orsi, Executive Director, Sustainable Economies Law Center
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

GMOs and Intellectual Property

Laurie Beyranevand, Assistant Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ESTT

Lauren Handel, Counsel, The Food Law Firm
Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

The Farm Bill and the Future of Farming

Kari Hamerschlag, Senior Analyst, Environmental Working Group
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Martha Noble, Vice-Chair, Agricultural Management Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources
Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

Ariane Lotti, Assistant Policy Director, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

Sarah Carlson, Midwest Cover Crop Research Coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

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