February 17, 2022
Watch Recordings from Food Access is Community Care
WithinReach hosted a free, weeklong virtual event series called Food Access is Community Care from Feb. 7-11, 2022. Over the course of the week, we heard from many community organizers on topics such as the future of food, food justice, why culturally appropriate food is key to liberation, food sovereignty, and much more.
For those unable to attend the event or specific sessions, please see below for video recordings:
The Future of Food with Joy Hollingsworth | Monday, February 7
Joy Hollingsworth (she/her) from Northwest Harvest shares about the future of food and increasing our food supply with a low carbon footprint, as well as answers questions from the audience!
More Than Food: An Interview with Roxana Pardo Garcia | Tuesday, February 8
This interview-style session with Roxana Pardo Garcia (she/they) from Alimentando al Pueblo explores their work of taking an anti-colonial approach to food access.
Cooking Up Community Care with Ate Mel | Wednesday, February 9
Owner of Musang, Melissa Miranda (she/her), leads a cooking demo and storytelling session about her relationship to Beacon Hill and how her history here has impacted the way she operates Musang.
Food Justice 101 with Prita Lal | Thursday, February 10
Prita Lal, Ph.D. (she/her), Food Justice and Food Policy Faculty Member at The Evergreen State College, explores the meanings of food justice and the diverse ways that frontline communities are creating just and sustainable food systems.
Revitalizing Ancestral Food Ways with Valerie Segrest | Friday, February 11
Valerie Segrest (she/her), a Native Nutrition Educator and Co-Founder of Tahoma Peak Solutions, talks about revitalizing our ancestral food ways, food sovereignty and reconnection to land-based practices as a form of medicine.
Live Panel Q&A with WithinReach | Friday, February 11
This panel Q&A explores why food access work matters, common misconceptions of why people need support locating resources, and our hopes for the ways we engage with our food systems and community care going forward.