We Hope to See You Next Week at the WISA Conference in Portland!
Hundreds of women engaged in healthy food and farming will gather in Portland, Oregon, next week at the Doubletree by Hilton for the 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture. If you are registered, congratulations: this great event has reached capacity! You can be added to the wait list by emailing organizers using the form at the bottom of the page at this link. If you ARE registered, we want to flag a few events and workshops for your attention, and hope to see you there!
WFAN is well-represented on the conference program, first offering a pre-conference train-the-trainer session on Tuesday along with the National Farmers Union on how to conduct leadership trainings for women. During the conference proper, WFAN executive director Bridget Holcomb will join Erin Vilardi and Liz Johnson of VoteRunLead to offer a Plate to Politics leadership training session on Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m. in the Idaho Room. Then at 11:30 a.m. in Idaho, join WFAN board members Anna Bruen, Patti Edwardson, Anna Johnson, and Ahna Kruzic for Telling Our Stories: Change-making and Ecofeminism. You may also be interested in the following workshops offered by WFAN friends and collaborators:
Thursday, Dec. 1
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (Oregon Room) -- Soil Sisters: How Women Can Lead Food System Change. Lisa Kivirist Inn, Serendipity Farm & MOSES; Natasha Bowens Author, The Color of Food; Gabriele Marewski, Paradise Farms; Rose Hayden-Smith, University of California,
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. (Halsey Room) -- Lesbian Farmers & Rural Communities. Nett Hart, Webster Farm Organic; Lindsey Morris Carpenter, Grassroots Farm LLC; Jaclyn Wypler, UW-Madison Sociology Extension.
Friday, Dec. 2
9 - 10 a.m. (Weidler Room) -- Community Food Security & Economic Development Through Food Sovereignty & Capacity Building. Mary Augustine, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative; Emma O’Polka, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative; Jennifer Vazquez-Koster, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative and Red Earth Gardens.
Safe travels, and we will see you in Portland!