Hear from national Indigenous and community-based business leaders as we discuss a key opportunity to build an economic movement for equitable and durable conservation. We invite all sustainable business and investment leaders to participate in our ongoing initiative.
Wizipan Litle Elk, (Sicangu Lakota Oyate -- Rosebud Sioux Tribe), CEO of Rosebud Economic Development Corporation.
Rosanna Marie Neil, Policy Counsel, North American Marine Alliance
Eric Bill, Cheif Economist, Autocase
Facilitated by David Levine, Cofounder & President American Sustainable Business Council
The National Family Farm Coalition, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, and American University Center for Environment, Community & Equity invite you to a free webinar on Thursday, June 24, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time. This is the second in a year-long series focusing on the Disparity to Parity Project. You may register here.
The divisions between rich and poor, rural and urban, BIPOC and White, landed and landless, Main Street and Wall Street look as wide today in the U.S. as they have ever been. To understand the depths, causes and remedies of this situation, a diverse group of farmers, activists and scholars began exploring the notion of parity and supply management together nearly two years ago. That journey has led to an array of essays, videos and conversations on parity, and how the lives of everyone involved in the food system would be changed with true parity and social peace.
In recognition of Juneteenth and the disparities and racism experienced by diverse communities throughout the U.S. and the world, a panel of esteemed guests will look more closely at the history of parity and what parity has meant to different sectors of the food and farm system.
Guest speakers include:
- Raj Patel - Research Professor at LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin, facilitating the discussion
- Brenda Cochran - Dairy farmer, American Raw Milk Producers Pricing Association and Farm Women United representative (PA)
- Ben Burkett - Diversified farmer, Indian Springs Farmers Association director, and Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund representative
- Brad Wilson - Iowa farmer and farm justice historian, Zcomm.org
- Bill Winders - Professor of History, Ivan College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology
With deep gratitude to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color growers and harvesters of food who continue to teach what true parity should be. We also appreciate and stand in solidarity with the Indian farmers fighting for parity in protest of governments and a neoliberal, pro-corporate, free-trade system that seek to diminish their lives and livelihoods.
For some helpful insights into the discussion beforehand, visit: https://disparitytoparity.org/category/history-of-parity/.
This webinar is free, but click here to reserve your place today. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the meeting. The event will be recorded.
You are invited to attend a Hill briefing on the topic: What future do we want for our oceans? Please join the Don’t Cage Our Ocean Coalition on Wednesday, June 23 from 2-3 pm Eastern time for a panel discussion with stakeholders who will share their experiences fighting to protect the health of our oceans for tomorrow’s generations. What are the current threats and what future do we want for our oceans and coastal communities? Should offshore finfish aquaculture be a part of that future? We will also provide an opportunity for Q&A with our panelists.
Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar - Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw (Louisiana)
Dick Lyons, Independent Grain Farmer, Member, Illinois Stewardship Alliance (Illinois)
Marcie Keever, Director of Oceans and Vessels Program for Friends of the Earth (California)
Moderator: Michael McGrath, Organizing Representative, Red Tide-Wildlands Campaigns, Sierra Club Florida
Join The Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN) for their 31'st Annual Conference: Building Local, Green, & Fair Economies -- We're All in This Together. The conference will feature exciting and diverse, local and national leaders including:
- Winona LaDuke, Environmentalist and Political Activist, Program Director, Honor the Earth
- Rosario Ubiera-Minyara, Executive Director, Amplify LatinX
- Segun Idowu, Executive Director, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts
- Shirley Leung, Business Columnist, The Boston Globe
- Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
For more information and to register for the conference, click here!
Join INP for this year's virtual graduation celebration to recognize over 430 social impact leaders representing more than 350 organizations who have recently completed the Institute for Nonprofit Practice’s year-long leadership development programs.
This year’s event will allow us to celebrate all graduates together, including those from our sites in Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands, and the Merrimack Valley/Essex County, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and New York City, New York. It will feature a surprise performance, student speakers, and the presentation of the 2020 and 2021 annual Barry Dym Champion for Change Awards.
As part of the ceremony, NAMA's Coordinating Director Niaz Dorry will be accepting the 2020 Barry Dym Champion for Change Award along with Dr. john a. powell, recipient of the 2021 award.
The Institue for Social Ecology is hosting an online seminar series on Food & Climate Justice throughout the month of May. Each segment will highlight the leadership of frontline communities in shifting the paradigm towards the fundamental principles of non-hierarchy, direct democracy, and unity in diversity. Case studies of particular projects will include video interviews and presentations by frontline advocates as well as recommended readings and other video and audio resources.
Join the May 13 seminar to hear from NAMA's Executive Director, Niaz Dorry.
Image: Institue for Soical Ecology
You are invited to attend a Hill briefing on Seafood Production and a Changing Climate. Please join the Don’t Cage Our Ocean Coalition on Thursday, April 29 from 2-3:30 pm Eastern time for a panel discussion with stakeholders who will share their experiences in the seafood industry in the face of climate change. The panelists represent interests from commercial, recreational, and other seafood producers. We will also provide an opportunity for Q&A with our panelists.
Linda Behnken, Executive Director, Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association
Marianne Cufone, Executive Director, Recirculating Farms Coalition
Casey Streeter, Founder, Florida Commercial Watermen’s Conservation; Co-owner, Island Seafood Market
Jeremy "JJ" Wilbur, Vice Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Bob Zales, President, National Charter Boat Association & Fishery Management Consultant, Southern Offshore Fishing Association
Additional panelists may be added
Mike Conroy, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations; Principal, West Coast Fisheries Consultants
This event kicks off the first of a briefing series on seafood production in the U.S.
Earth care requires wise agricultural and food policies that mandate fair pricing and update supply management to build a racially just, economically empowered, and climate resilient food system. In short: moving from Disparity to Parity.
Please join the National Family Farm Coalition, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, American University Center for Environment, Community, and Equity, and our partners in a roundtable conversation to dig deeper into the history of disparities in our food system and policy ideas that can move us toward achieving parity. This will be the first in a year-long series.
Cornelius Blanding - Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Liz Henderson - Northeast Organic Farmers Association
Jose Oliva - HEAL Food Alliance
George Naylor - Iowa farmer
Sarah Lloyd - Wisconsin dairy farmer
Ben Burkett - Mississippi Association of Cooperatives & Federation of Southern Cooperatives
This webinar will focus on grassroot concerns about carbon markets in agriculture. As the climate crisis increasingly impacts rural communities in the US, corporate capture of the climate agenda threatens to undermine efforts to hold polluters accountable and bolster resilience in rural communities. Featuring farmer and producer advocate voices from across the food system, this webinar will identify key pitfalls of carbon trading schemes and highlight the importance of existing agricultural conservation programs for reducing emissions and supporting family-scale agriculture.
Presented by the National Family Farm Coalition, Friends of the Earth US, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and Organic Consumers Association.
-Mardy Townsend, Ashtabula-Lake Geauga Farmers Union, Ohio
-Elizabeth Henderson, Northeast Organic Farmers Association-New York
-Rosanna Marie Neil, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Washington, D.C.
-Shannon Anderson, Powder River Basin Resource Council, Wyoming
-Ben Lilliston, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
-Jason Davidson, Friends of the Earth US
-Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association, moderating
-Niaz Dorry, National Family Farm Coalition/Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Massachusetts, closing remarks
Join the next webinar in the Northeast Sustainable Agriclture Working Groups (NESAWG)'s Sankofa Webinar Series: Seafood Sovereignty with Niaz Dorry and Frank Sulustri. Meaning "go back and fetch it," Sankofa reminds us of the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it to the present in order to ensure a strong future. Registration is available here!