As a member of the hosting committee, NAMA invites you to join us in celebrating Grassroots International's 35 years of Resistance, Resilience and Power!
The 35th Anniversary celebration will feature:
- Global movement leaders – those on the frontline of challenging the root causes of injustice and creating alternative systems to “live well”
- International feminisms, including US organizations connecting across borders
- Updates on the impact and vision of Grassroots International
- Gorgeous views of the Boston Harbor with delicious food and cash bar
- Grooving music from Zili Misik
- And much more!
Schedule of events:
- 4:30 – 6:00 PM: Pre-event panel with Global Partners (free and open to the public)
- 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration, hors d’oeuvres and reception
- 7:00 – 10:00 PM: Program followed by dancing!
Honorary Host Co-chairs (partial list):
- Naomi Klein – Journalist and author
- Elizabeth Mpofu – General Coordinator of La Via Campesina and founding member of Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum
- Nancy Murray – Human rights leader and Palestine activist
- Graça Samo – International Coordinator of the World March of Women
- Robert Zevin – Leader in socially responsible investment, activist and social change advocate
Honorary Host Committee members include:
- Angela Adrar (Climate Justice Alliance)
- Edie Allen
- Medea Benjamin (Code Pink)
- Mark Bittman (Author, food columnist)
- Nancy Braus and Richard Geidel
- José Toscano Bravo (Just Transition Alliance)
- Niaz Dorry (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance)
- Jason Franklin
- Hayat Imam (Dorchester People for Peace)
- Kate Kroeger (Urgent Action Fund)
- Solome Lemma (Thousand Currents)
- Micky McKinley (Solidaire)
- Howard Mechanic
- Terry Odendahl (Global Greengrants Fund)
- Amelie Ratliff
- Alice Rothchild and Dan Klein
- Opal Tometi (Black Organizing for Leadership and Development)
- Gina Athena Ulysse
- Cindy Wiesner (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)
It takes a region to cultivate a transformative food system that is in right relationship to people, place, and planet.
Get to know more about this year's theme - Cultivating a Transformative Food System - and the incredible plenary speakers who will be sharing their stories and solutions. Don't miss visionaries like Charlyn Griffith, Niaz Dorry, Leah Penniman, Lan Dinh, Neftali Duran, Brandy Brooks, and more!
Learn more and register here.
Founded in 2016, Food Loves Tech is a first-of-its-kind education by entertainment innovation expo, focusing on how technology shapes and changes the way we cultivate and consume food. We even reach beyond digital products to embrace new and alternative ingredients, best practices, sustainability, composting, and shifts back toward more simplistic approaches.
NAMA Community Organizer Julianna Fischer will be speaking on a panel titled, "Can Tech Help Save Our Oceans?" Tickets are available here.
Join us on Thursday, November 15 from 7:00 to 10:00pm
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA
The party features a catered light local dinner from Fresh Food Generation & drinks, silent auction, live music, awards ceremony & more!
Niaz Dorry is the featured keynote speaker and special guest emcee, WBUR's Robin Young.
Hayley Jane and the Primates - Boston's award-winning Americana/Soul/Rock & Roll band - make their Beverly debut to benefit Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA).
Local rising star Quentin Callewaert opens.
"Jane's dynamic vocals have a delicacy that touches the heart and also a raw power that can drive one into a frenzy"