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RAIN Happy Hour: Intersection of Regenerative Agriculture & Social Justice

  • OCSC 1 Spinnaker Way Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)

Happy Hour: Connecting Investors, Philanthropists and Practitioners Around Intersection of Regenerative Ag, Social Justice, and Urban Food Access

To kick off this conversational networking event, we'll hear from Neelam Sharma, the Executive Director of one of the Force for Good Fund Investees, Community Services Unlimited, that is launching a for-profit social enterprise called the Village Hub Marketplace. Neelam's need to feed her own family good food became her work and was driven by her broader understanding of the basic human right to high quality, culturally appropriate food as a critical element of social justice and a basic human right.

Come explore the nexus between diversity, equity and inclusion and efforts to address food insecurity and climate change.

"Regenerative" and "carbon-farmed" are buzzwords that are being thrown around - but how and who is defining, what regenerative agriculture actually looks like on the ground for communities? Does the push for regenerative agriculture ensure that tribal, people of color and latino voices are heard?

How do we build our shared literacy around mechanisms and ways that investments in regenerative agriculture can simultaneously address our equally important task of forwarding diversity and inclusion goals?