Saturday, December 8, 2012

Back to the Future: DC FOOD FUTURE SUMMIT

DC Food For All will tackle the challenge of food justice on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Soul 57. Check out my breakout session, "Hood Rich and Healthy", starting at 11am where I will examine the impact of food, culture and alternative economics in our hood.
The recent closings of Anacostia Warhouse, Yes Organic, Rays the Steaks and rumors of Spirit Anacostia Fitness have left residents wondering, "What the hell is going on?" Blogger Charles Wilson offered some answers in his comparison shopping post. But it still doesn't speak to the bigger issue of sustainability.

I pulled two dynamic speakers to address food, culture and economics. Tambra Raye Stevenson and Stephanie Sheridan will give their unique insights on thriving and surviving in the 21st century hood.
Tambra Raye Stevenson (Right) & Anacostia Yogi (Left) brainstorm for  DC Food Future
Tambra Raye Stevenson founded NativeSol Kitchen, an African-based cooking class  throughout Southeast DC.  Stevenson frames her nutrition education around African pride and identity.

Stephanie Sheridan of IPAI Global
Stephanie Sheridan is a Dupont Circle yogi and literally invests in the health of African American women. Sheridan founded IPAI Global and currently invests in two African-American women owned small green businesses.

The food future of DC will depend on the today. A healthy life east of the Anacostia River shouldn't be so black and white. It's time to add some green to our food and to our hood. Health is the new wealth.

Saturday, Dec 8, 2012
Hood Rich & Healthy 11am
Soul 57  1326 Florida Ave NE

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