The Accokeek Foundation, Rural Coalition, and Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission co-present the 2012 Food Justice Series. The Series kicks off with “Honoring Farmworkers: A Celebration of Cesar Chavez,” which includes a brief film screening and discussion with members of the Chavez Family.
This four-part presentation of the Robert Ware Straus Lecture Series brings together farmers, policy advocates, community leaders, faith- and government-based initiatives focusing on building local, equitable, and sustainable food systems. Topics include a celebration of the legacy of Cesar Chavez, farmworker justice, food access in Southern Maryland, young and beginning farmers, as well as a look at our diverse ancestral farming in this region and looking toward to the future of farming. This is a wonderful time to come together as a community in solidarity to cultivate insight and conversation about the pressing matters of food justice and how we can work together to transform our food system.