2008 Gathering

First Annual Gathering of Growing Food and Justice for All! (2008)
Milwaukee, WI

2008 GFJI Gathering mural
The Mural was created over 3 days during the GFJI Gathering in Milwaukee, WI

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Voices: Hear the Voices of participants at the GFJI Gathering.

GFJI Gathering Notes: Refresh your memory, use as a resource for your purpose or read about a session you couldn’t attend.

GFJI Forum: Let’s continue the dialogue from the GFJI Gathering. Start your own topic or contribute to a discussion already started.

GFJI Gathering Sessions

Friday Sessions Notes

Welcome and Opening Session

New Faces of Agriculture in Wisconsin and Minnesota: Hmong-American and Latino Farmers

Deep Roots of Our Land-Based Heritage: Environmental, Social, and Cultural Implications

Local Food Planning Emerges as a Potent Economic Force

Organizational Change: Strategies on How to Prioritize Diversity and Inclusion Issues in an Institutional Program and Its Make-up

Open Session: Metro Ag – The North American Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture Alliance

The Solution to our Current Food and Farm Crisis – Food Sovereignty!

Mantsa Tlala: Dispelling Hunger in Lesotho

Re-Framing Food, Changing the Story for Justice

Economic Development: Strategies for Developing Latino/a Leadership

Saturday Sessions Notes

Saturday Opening Session

From the Fields to the Table: Taking on Burger King for Farm Worker Justice

Survival of the Indigenous Nations in America

Dismantling Racism 101

Growing Roots with Art

Sunday Sessions Notes

Home Grown: Solution Building at the Roots

What It Means to Be White: Working Towards Full Awareness of White Privilege in Community Food Security Work

People Win, Market Stays! – People’s Farmers’ Market Victory in Milwaukee’s Southside

Earth Keepers Voices for Native America

Resources from Intensive Leadership Facilitator Training

Brain Power featuring veteran actor John Houseman
This video points out how perception will affect your ability to innovate, be receptive to change and deal with various personalities. John Houseman reveals three key principles of perception: recognition, interpretation, and expectation, as shown through a series of mental challenges.

Theater of the Oppressed

Introductory readings regarding Augusto Boal and Theater of the Oppressed:
Excerpt from Games For Actors And Non-actors by Augusto Boal, translated by Adrian Jackson

Excerpt from a brief biography of Augusto Boal by Doug Paterson
Introduction to Image Theatre, Invisible Theatre and Forum Theatre

Many thanks to University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Markets and Food Systems Class for taking notes in the workshops. And to Isaac Hacker, Chris Anderson, Spencer Gardner, Cruz Morales, Angela Allred, David Kress, Lindsey Day Farnsworth, Robbie Greene, and Dr Alfonso Morales.