In conjunction with the Holston Conference and Table Grace, Come to the Table is hosting a free workshop for clergy and lay leaders on March 21 at Cokesbury UMC (Knoxville). The event – Stories We Tell: Shifting Food Justice Narratives – will focus on the power of narrative and story as it pertains to food justice issues like hunger and food access and will provide tools for faith leaders to engage in these conversations in their community. The event will feature a morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1 – 4 p.m. with a free lunch during the break. Attendees are encouraged to join for both sessions.
In the morning session, Come to the Table staff will lead participants through the Racial Wealth Gap Simulation, an interactive tool that helps participants understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. In the afternoon session, Table Grace and Come to the Table will lead a workshop focused on the role of story and narrative in food justice work. Special thanks to organizers Carol Wilson (Table Grace Founder), Annette Spence (The Call Editor), Mike Sluder (Director of Connectional Ministries for Holston Conference).
Free lodging is offered to registrants traveling more than 150 miles round trip.