KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation will honor the life and work of Martin Luther King with a weekend long education and advocacy program focused on food justice and sustainability January 14th-16th, 2011. The KAMII Social Justice Committee presents a weekend of food justice and sustainability themed weekend to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. All events are held at KAMII at 1100 East Hyde Park Boulevard and are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. Panel discussions, classes and demonstrations by organizations like the Chicago Honey Co-op, WeFarm America, Cob Connection, The Gan Project and Garden Resources of Woodlawn (GROW). Topic cover gardening subjects like composting, starting a community garden, sourcing, preserving summer's bounty, cheese making, healthy cooking and more. Full schedule after the jump.
MLK Food Justice Weekend
Local Solutions to Food Justice in Chicago is the Theme of MLK Jr. Weekend Activities
Friday 14 January 2011 8:00pm
Shabbat Service: with Rachel Cohen speaking on the Reform Movement's
history of activism for civil rights and social justice and how this
tradition inspires the Reform Movement's work for food justice
Saturday 15 January 2011
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Symposium "Food Justice and Sustainable Land Use: Local Solutions"
moderator: Robert Nevel panel: Connie Spreen, Ken Dunn, Doriane C. Miller, M.D., Bernard Lloyd and Jack Spicer 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sunday 16 January 2011
Session 1: 11:00am - 11:45am
Class Nº 1: Benja Murphy and Brian Wildeman "How to Establish a
Class Nº 2: Rachel Cohen "Judaism, Food Justice, Sustainability:
What's Our Tradition Got to Do With It?"
Class Nº 3: Chef Tsadakeeyah Ben Emmanuel cooking demo "Vegetable
Gumbo With Smoked Tofu"
Class Nº 4: Rich Futrell "The Making and Tasting of Sustainable Coffee"
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Session 2: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Class Nº 1: Michael Thompson "History of Chicago Honey Co-op and
Rooftop Beekeeping in Chicago"
Class Nº 2: Jill Zenoff "The Gan Project and Social Action"
Class Nº 3: Liv Leader "Preserving Summer's Bounty: Making Marmalade
Class Nº 4: Gloria and Al Needlman "Worms Eat My Garbage"
Session 3: 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Class Nº 1: Seneca Kern "4 Season Gardening"
Class Nº 2: Meg Mass "tbd"
Class Nº 3: Liv Leader "Preserving Summer's Bounty: Making Marmalade in January!"
Session 4: 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Class Nº 1: Mari Coyne "Living on the Wedge: Wisconsin ArtisanCheesemakers"
Class Nº 2: Jill Zenoff "Sourcing Food Locally and Sustainably in Chicago"
Class Nº 3: Irene Gregory "Lessons Learned From 39 Years of Organic Gardening"
Benja Murphy - 65th and Woodlawn Community garden, Chicago
Brian Wildeman - 65th and Woodlawn Community garden, Chicago
Rachel Cohen - Sustainability Program Coordinator Religious Action
Center of Reform Judaism, Washington D.C.
Chef Tsadakeeyah Ben Emmanuel - Urban Juncture, Inc., Chicago
Michael Thompson - Chicago Honey Co-op, Chicago
Jill Zenoff - The Gan Project, Chicago
Gloria and Al Needlman - master gardeners KAMII, Chicago
Seneca Kern - WeFarmAmerica, Chicago
Meg Mass - Cob Connection, Chicago
Liv Leader - Bread Alone Bakery, Boiceville, New York
Mari Coyne - agricultural marketing consultant, Chicago
Irene Gregory - master gardener, Evanston
Rich Futrell - Counter Culture Coffee, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
Robert Nevel - architect and chair of KAMII's Social JusticeCommittee, Chicago
Connie Spreen - Cofounder and Executive Director of the Experimental Station, Chicago
Ken Dunn - Founder and Director of the Resource Center, Chicago
Doriane C. Miller, M.D. - Director, Center for Community Health and
Vitality, Urban Health Initiative, University of Chicago MedicalCenter, Chicago
Bernard Lloyd - President of Urban Juncture, Inc., Chicago
Jack Spicer - Landscape Gardener and Architectural Preservationist,Chicago