Good Food For All Conference
Thu, May 11, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library
Live food demonstrations, workshops...and more!
Learn about eating well on a budget, reducing food waste, self-care for providers, food workers' rights and more. For people who are SNAP eligible, hunger fighters, food educators and advocates for food access. Presented by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center.
Free for SNAP eligible attendees and volunteer hunger fighters. $25-$35 sliding scale tickets also available. Registration required via freelibrarycook.eventbrite.com or call 215-430-0555, ext. 113. Box lunch included. Arrive beginning at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and tea.
Conference sessions throughout the 4th floor of Parkway Central Library will feature presentations and workshops with representatives from the various organizations and city agencies, including:
Asociación Puertorriqueños En Marcha
CATA – The Farmworker Support Committee
Challah for Hunger
City of Philadelphia's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet
Free Library of Philadelphia
Friends of Farmworkers
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Living Well Theater
Restaurant Opportunities Center United
Rooster Soup Company
South Philly Barbacoa
Temple Diabetes Program
Vetri Community Partnership
Witnesses to Hunger
Keynote Address by Saru Jayaraman
Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 18,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in a dozen states nationwide. Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was listed in CNN’s “Top10 Visionary Women” and recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014, and a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2015. Saru authored Behind the Kitchen Door (Cornell University Press, 2013), a national bestseller, and most recently Forked: A New Standard for American Dining (Oxford University Press, 2016).