november, 2020

10nov6:30 PM7:30 PMAUA Fall Gatherings

Event Details

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Fall Gatherings on November 10th & 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
The listening sessions will focus on two major themes in Chicago urban agriculture, guided by a panel discussion with members of the urban agriculture community.
Part 1: Land & Water Access Rights — What’s Missing & How to Connect
November 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
A discussion on the realities and legal implications of land and water access, featuring:
  • Emma Clouse of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
  • Anton Seals Jr. of Grow Greater Englewood
  • Iyana Simba of the Illinois Environmental Council
  • Elise Robison of Patchwork Farms
Part 2: “Mycelium at Work”
November 17 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
A discussion on health equity, environmental justice, & labor rights, featuring:
  • José Acosta-Córdova of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)
  • Orrin Williams of the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships & UI Health
  • Safia Rashid of Your Bountiful Harvest.

These guided panels are instrumental in understanding the realities of the urban agriculture community to support effective programming and policy initiatives moving forward. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please RSVP on our Eventbrite page & we will follow up with an email including registration details. Thank you!


(Tuesday) 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM