Training and other events with a local focus.

Location: University of San Francisco’s Presentation Theater



Human Rights Film Festival at the University of San Francisco is hosting a
free public screening of the most controversial contemporary movie on food and
GM crops: Food Evolution. The screening is followed by a different scientific
view than the one presented in the movie, coming from an all-star scientist
panel featuring Belinda Martineau, Ignacio Chapela, Doug Gurian-Sherman and
Brian Dowd-Uribe. #PublicScience



Movie description:
Amidst a brutally polarizing debate marked by passion, suspicion, and
confusion, Food Evolution, from Academy Award-nominated director Scott
Hamilton Kennedy explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling
from Hawaiian papaya groves to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of
Iowa, the film, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, wrestles with the emotions
and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. In the
GMO debate, both pro- and anti- camps claim science is on their side. Who’s



Event website:

USF Human Rights Film Festival team
(707) 308-9929

Event Date 4/5/2018 6:45 pm ET
Individual Price Free



Location: Lower Manhattan Head Quarters (LMHQ), 150 Broadway #20 Floor, NYC

Join us for light refreshments  & networking social from 6:30pm - 7:00pm


A NYCHA resident-led panel discussion with some of New York City’s most prominent urban agriculture and food leaders.
An engaging dialogue on efforts to increase access to healthy food, reduce our carbon food print and develop food based employment opportunities. Together, we can explore the solutions needed to create a more equitable New York City for all.Join us as participants share reflections on this project that is expanding healthy food access, youth workforce development & sustainable public housing communities.


Panelists include:

Paul Philpott – NYCHA resident; graduate of Green City Force's Urban Farm Corps;  Social Entrepreneur, Urban Farmer and Founder, Gateway Greens

Chantel Kemp – NYCHA resident, graduate of Green City Force’s Urban Farm Corps; Founder of Blac Kitchen and Marlboro Houses Garden member

Tony Hillery – Founder and Executive Director, Harlem Grown

Naomi Johnson – President, NYCHA Howard Houses Resident Association

Karen Washington – Founder, Rise and Root Farm; Founder of B.U.G.S (Black Farmers & Urban Growers National); 2010 White House Award Recipient; Named NY Times' Urban Farming Grande Dame

For more information or to rsvp for this event: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; click here to rsvp: or call us at 212-306-8423

Event Date 4/18/2018 6:30 pm ET
Event End Date 4/18/2018 8:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Join us for the Eighth Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit, on Monday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.








This year’s summit will focus on the financing, investment, and economic development potential of local food systems, with discussions centering around a recent report released by the Federal Reserve entitled “Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities.” This national framework will be applied to discussions on financial resources available for local and statewide efforts, exploring how it can be harnessed to build food systems and how to leverage the economic development potential of local food in Ohio. This event is dedicated to connecting food council members, policy-makers, finance and economic development specialists and all other stakeholders who want to see a strong regional food system in Ohio.




Cost: $20

No charge for undergraduate students with valid ID.

Scholarships are available.

Parking and lunch are included.

Event Date 9/24/2018 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 9/24/2018 5:00 pm ET
Individual Price No charge for undergraduate students with valid ID. Scholarships are available.