Colin Miller

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Colin is the Co-Director for Rooted in Resilience co-leading organizational management and development, and managing programs of the Local Clean Energy Alliance. In 2013, he coordinated the Alliance’s fourth annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference. Colin graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a BA in Urban Studies and a self-designed concentration in Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty and the Environment. After graduating, Colin taught for several years multiple-subject English Language Development at Coliseum College Prep Academy in East Oakland. After teaching, Colin worked with the Greenlining Institute, Urban Habitat, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition to advance racial, environmental, economic,…

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Food Justice at Work: Madison and Detroit

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] In this learn-shop, participants will learn about two major projects funded directly and indirectly by the USDA to explore the notion of undoing racism in the Detroit food system and empowering youth in Madison and Milwaukee to take an active role in their communities in food policy work. This topic is particularly relevant as much of our work in food justice can benefit from conversations on equity, race and class. This topic is especially related to the theme of building bridges because rather than just focus on the issues or challenges, we will also explore how the work in Detroit and Madison are taking an active…

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Nicodemus Ford

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Nicodemus has lived a life of service and has an unwavering commitment to youth and communities. Nicodemus is a co-founder of University Prep High School in Detroit, Michigan. He was hired by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Community Regional Food Systems to explore and identify solutions for food justice in Detroit, Michigan. His work will be published in an upcoming chapter titled, "Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System," later this year. Currently, Nicodemus is a garden manager at Oak Park Sol Community Gardens in Sacramento, California and a curriculum consultant with the Michael Fields Agriculture Institute located in Wisconsin. He is also a member…

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Wildflower Seed Balls & Art Mural

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Wildflower Seed Balls: Creating wildflower seed balls with Circle of Children is a fun, interactive, and educational experience for children of all ages! Children will be invited to come together in a circle and get their hands in the earth as they roll up marble-sized seed balls made of wildflower seeds, compost, clay and water. This activity encourages children to be good stewards of the earth and instills in the hearts and minds of many that we are empowered to change the world through creative and collective action. Just think, together we could reestablish a healthy population of honeybees throughout the west coast, by engaging thousands…

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Blackhorse Shasta

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Blackhorse Shasta is the founder and executive director of Circle of Children. He has been directing a diverse array of experiential programs for the past 8 years. His work includes community building, volunteer coordinating, program design and development, networking, fundraising and the onsite management of the 60 acres of land on Triangle Lake where Circle of Children has its home. The experiential programs he creates for Circle of Children inspire teens, young adults, parents and teachers to rethink the current paradigms of education. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Gift Economy: Nature’s Economy 2016 Convergence Workshop: Wildflower Seed Balls & Art Mural   And don't miss Blackhorse Shasta's and…

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