From the Roots: Connecting Culture, Food, and Purpose

Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director, The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund; Andrea Schmid, Organizer, Pioneer Valley Workers Center; Sean Sherman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Sioux Chef . Moderated by Anne McBride.

Food transcends beyond the plate, creating both pleasure and purpose. It defines our place in the world and the issues we care most about. This year’s James Beard Foundation honorees are recognized for their leadership within their communities, their contributions to their cultural heritage, and their utilization of farming and food as a form of advocacy for social good. How have these leaders elevated the issues of vulnerable groups through food and culture? How have they brought about disruption, awareness, and purposeful change?

Speaker Bio


5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A

6:30 p.m.
Program Adjournment

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