Chatham County I Come to the Table I Food, Faith & Justice Gathering

The Come to the Table Team at the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) is excited to announce our Come to the Table Food, Faith & Justice Gathering. This gathering is for persons engaged in food access work in Chatham County.

Register today to reserve your spot!

Date: April 17-April 18, 2018
Location: Dan Pollitt Center // 274 Pittsboro Elementary School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Time: The gathering will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 17 & April 18, 2018. Event r
egistration will begin at 9:00 a.m. on April 17.

The Come to the Table Food, Faith, & Justice Gathering provides an opportunity for 35-40 participants to network, dive deeper into conversations on equity, explore possible collaborations, and engage in collective problem-solving.

Discussions will cover issues of racial equity: acknowledging historic and present-day racism and classism in the food system, and how faith-based communities and food access advocates can use an equity lens rather than a charity model to address issues of hunger and food insecurity.

Who Should Come?

Please consider joining us if you:
● are passionate about working to increase food security and strengthen justice in our
food system,
● are ready to share, listen, dive into uncomfortable topics and be challenged, and
● want to connect with others in Chatham County to collaborate on common goals

Goals of this Gathering

● Deepening our understanding of how to build equity in our work: shifting our lens
from charity to social change.
● Creating opportunities for collaboration and peer learning
● Bringing together key stakeholders for strategic in-depth, issues-based discussion
and problem-solving on a local level

Cost: A fee of $45 per participant will be charged and includes meals and snacks during the gatherings. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, email Michelle Osborne at [email protected] .

How to Register:

Space is limited to 35-40 attendees. Click to register for the event by April 7.
Have questions? Contact Michelle Osborne, Come to the Table Program Manager ([email protected] or 919-704-6920).
Download event flyer.

RAFI-USA staff are currently working remotely. As we plan for how COVID-19 will change both how we do our work, and what work needs to be done, please know that we are still here. Our Farmer Hotline (866-586-6746) will operate from Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Stay tuned for more updates and information.