2015 People’s Harvest Forum Program:

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Centro del Pueblo Auditorium, 474 Valencia Street

10-10:40am Registration
10:45-11am Welcome and Introduction
11am-11:40am Getting to the Roots of Food Crisis
11:45am-1pm Reclaiming our Diets and Food Systems
The collapse of traditional Mexican food systems
Indigenous veganism and decolonizing our diet
1-2pm Lunch Break
2-3pm The Hold of the Food Industry on our Habits
How the food industry forges food cultures – the case of milk
Soda Industry Tactics: manufacturing culture and targeting people of color
3-3:15pm Break
3:15-7pm Food justice and Food sovereignty in our Cities and Communities
Land as a basis of food sovereignty and autonomy: the Zapatista struggle
Organizing for food justice in the Tenderloin
Beyond access: urban farming and the importance of growing where you are
Land occupation and the need for direct action
Urban farming in the Bay Area, a history to build on
7:15-7:30pm Closing comments
7:30pm End Day


Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Centro del Pueblo Auditorium, 474 Valencia Street
Secret Garden, 2710a Harrison Street

10-10:20am Registration
10:20-10:40am Local, sustainable food systems and animal liberation: a false dichotomy
10:40-1pm Agroecology in action: building food sovereignty without animal exploitation
Food system revolution from the ground up
From animal rights activism to vegan permaculture: creating liberatory systems
Cultivating voluntary relationships: animal liberation, community building and regenerative options
Veganic farming as a tool for food justice
1pm-1:15pm Break
1:15-2pm The Rest of the Story: How to Grow your Diet (Veganic farming 101 workshop)
2-3pm Lunch Break
3-4pm Back to our roots: The power of the sweet potato (Workshop at the Secret Garden)
Building Black and Brown Unity through our relationship with the sweet potato.
5-6:45pm Improving Foodscapes and Building Resilient Communities in the Context of Heightened Vulnerability to Displacement
6:45-7pm Closing comments
7pm End Day


Monday, December 7th, 2015

10am-12pm Field Trip to the Gill Tract Community Farm