Healthy Affordable Food for All, will host ” DC Food Future: Planting the Seeds of Justice” at Soul 57 in NE, DC from 9:30am – 5pm on Saturday, December 8th. The event is free and was announced as part of the Season of Coops–an extended celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives in DC. There will be activities for all ages, food and childcare.
DC Food Future marks the end of 2 years of community conversations about the DC food system and neighborhood-level solutions to food justice issues. HAFA has held over 15 “Community Brainstorms” with 350 participants from communities all over DC. On the 8th, HAFA will share Community Brainstorm results with past participants.
If you’ve never heard of HAFA, there’re still lots of reasons to come. You will be able to join the HAFA network and participate in food justice work going on in the city right away. The ultimate goal is to bring people together to create a more healthy, just food system in DC.
“Together, we will create a vision and a map for a just food system.” says Joni Podschun, Campaign Manager.
The workshops and activities are sponsored by folks in the HAFA network like Sariane Leigh, Anacostia-based yoga teacher, known to most as the Anacostia Yogi. Leigh will be presenting a workshop called “Hood Rich and Healthy” about local businesses that support community health.
There will also be cooking demos, food tastings and a marketplace sponsored by Dreaming Out Loud’s Aya Community Markets.
HAFA is a volunteer-powered food justice network, that meets regularly on Mondays to share food and connect people from all over the city having a direct impact on the food system. Learn more and register for the FREE event at dcfoodfuture.eventbrite.org. To find out how you can join the network, contact hafadc [at] gmail.com.