[Pittsboro, NC, July 14, 2021] – The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) today issued a request for workshop proposals (RFP) for the upcoming 2022 Come to the Table (CTTT) Conference. With funding support from The Duke Endowment, the conference will be held March 15-16, 2022 in Greenville, North Carolina at the Greenville Convention Center.
The 2022 conference theme is “Spirit, Power, and Connection: Owning Our Food Future” and will explore the role of connection and agency as crucial steps in building a just and sustainable food system. Workshops will share resources, tools, and knowledge to support attendees in being effective community advocates for a more just food system, provide space for people to connect and build relationships, and energize attendees to go back to their communities with the knowledge to challenge the systemic nature of hunger and the skills and connections to grow structures that are based in justice.
The 2019 CTTT conference featured 55 workshops and 139 speakers on a range of topics, including racial equity, theology, community development, environmental justice, and public policy. 97 percent of interviewed participants ranked the quality of the workshops as “very good” or “good.”
Workshop presenters will be offered an honorarium of $150 for one presenter, $100 each for two presenters, $75 each for three presenters, and $50 each for four or more presenters and will receive free registration to the conference. All submissions are due August 27 and will be reviewed by a committee. Applicants will be notified by September 30, 2021, if their proposal is accepted.
To submit a workshop proposal for the 2022 Come to the Table Conference, visit our Request for Proposals (RFP) website here. To receive future announcements regarding the 2022 CTTT conference, join our mailing list at http://bit.ly/JoinEmailCTTT.
RAFI-USA challenges the root causes of unjust food systems, supporting and advocating for economically, racially, and ecologically just farm communities. We envision a thriving, sustainable, and equitable food system: where farmers and farmworkers have dignity and agency; where they are supported by just agricultural policies; where corporations and institutions are accountable to their community. RAFI-USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and incorporated in 1990.
Come to the Table is a program of RAFI-USA whose goal is to end hunger by developing connections to create a just food system where food is a human right and those who work in the system have ownership and are treated with dignity. We believe that faith communities have a key role to play in this work.
About The Duke Endowment
Based in Charlotte and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has distributed more than $3.6 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.