Movement Meeting 2022

Who's at the Table? Building Power in Our Communities Through Farm to School and ECE

Registration is now closed. Join us again in 2023!

When: Thursday, October 27, 2023
Time: 12-2pm PT / 3-5pm ET
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Admission: FREE!

This year's Movement Meeting will focus on how communities have built power in their farm to school and ECE food systems work, and how we can build power together. We will discuss what it means to hold power and the mechanisms at our disposal to shift power, hear from farm to school and ECE partners who have built power within their own communities, and take time to reflect on what it means to build power within our own communities.

This year’s Movement Meeting will feature speakers from across the country sharing how they have built power and supported leadership in their communities. Attendees will also get a chance to network with others in your region!

Whether you've been doing farm to school for years or are new to it, join the Movement Meeting to learn about how farm to school is growing from the ground up and how YOU can be an advocate to make real change happen.

Spanish interpretation and English Closed Captioning will be available! Other languages may be available depending on requests. Please request interpretation during registration by October 21st, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Speaker Bios

Suparna Kudesia (she/her, they/them)

Executive Director, CoFED

Suparna is a decolonial educator and immigrant mother. She brings with her over 15 years of experience imagining and breathing life into educational programs and leading organizational development. Suparna believes in the power of unraveled unlearning to shift narratives, heal trauma, and transform systems. She is guided by ancestral re-visioning, abolitionist and decolonial praxis, and manifesting collective dreams. Suparna responds to the call to return stolen wealth as the Choreographer of Collective Change by moving money where it can have a critical impact on building a beautiful regenerative food system – into the hands of young cooperators of color. Suparna lives on unceded Kumeyaay land with her partner, toddler, and numerous bunches of mint.

Aliya Brown

Senior Communications & Content Manager, Teens for Justice

Aliya Brown is a communications specialist with more than a decade of experience in affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and food equity. Before joining TFFJ, she developed comprehensive communications strategies to shift the narrative on violence countrywide through traditional and social media, community engagement and thought leadership at Common Justice. Prior to joining Common Justice, she provided analytic support on housing policy and drove communications strategy for statewide campaigns at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., including the launch of a Justice-Involved Housing Initiative, a leading role in the Statewide Source of Income Coalition, and co-leadership of the Regional Affordable & Fair Housing Roundtable. Aliya earned her BA in Sociology with honors from the City University of New York, Baruch College.

Martine Hippolyte

Director of Community Engagement, FRESHFARM

As the Director of Community Engagement for FRESHFARM, a local food systems non-profit based in Washington, DC, Martine Hippolyte remains energized to be leading community engagement efforts that help create a more just and equitable food system. Martine is primarily responsible for providing leadership and management in the development, planning, and coordination of community councils, outreach, technical assistance, and education programming. Martine remains most proud of the meaningful and trusting relationships she has built with various stakeholders and think-partners on behalf of her organization and her team.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this event and this work:

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For more information, contact:

Sunny Baker
Interim Senior Director, Programs and Policy
662-314-4576
sunny@farmtoschool.org