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Rise For Climate: Food, Agriculture and the Environment

September 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On the heels of the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march, Seed the Commons will host this special event to discuss the relationship between what we eat, how we grow food and our environmental crises. It will feature a round-table conversation with veganic farmers who are on the front line of fighting climate change. We’ll close this amazing weekend in a beautiful courtyard with activist theater and a vegan BBQ. Please join us and invite all who want to start working on real solutions to fighting climate change.

Suggested donation is $10, nobody turned away for lack of funds.


2:30 Registration

2:45 Opening Comments : Food, Agriculture and the Climate Crisis

3:00 – 3:35 Corporate Takeover of Food Systems (Chema Hernandez Gil)

3:40 – 4:15 The Impact of Animal Agriculture on the Planet (Hope Bohanec)

4:20 – 4:55 The False Choice of Dismantling Corporate or Animal Agriculture (Nassim Nobari)

4:55 – 5:15 Break (Sample California-grown, veganic dates!)

5:15 – 5:45 Agroecology: the Basis of a Climate-Friendly, Socially-Just Food System (Liz Ross).

6:00 – 7:00 Transitioning Towards Small-Scale, Ecological Farming Systems. A Veganic Farmer Roundtable.

7:15 – 7:35 Open Air Theater: Animal Factory Farm, performed by the Theater Makers

7:35 – 9:00 Vegan BBQ


Hope Bohanec, Executive Director of Compassionate Living, Projects Manager for United Poultry Concerns, and primary organizer of Berkeley Earth Day and the Conscious Eating Conference.

Chema Hernandez Gil, Co-founder of Seed the Commons and long-time anti-globalization media activist.

Bonnie Hildebrand, Veganic Farmer and Founder of Spoke and Leaf Farm.

Jaime Jones, Veganic Farmer and Co-owner of THE DATE PEOPLE.

Fireweed, Founder of Denman Island’s Veganiculture Association and Co-founder of SPUDS (Sowing Potatoes Underground for Denman Sustainability) CO-OP.

Nassim Nobari, Co-founder and Director of Seed the Commons.

Liz Ross, Co-founder and Director of Vegan Advocacy Initiative and Apprentice at the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems.

Mona Seymour, Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

Alisha Utter, Veganic Farmer and Plant and Soil Science/Agroecology PhD Student.



September 9, 2018
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Mission Neighborhood Center
362 Capp St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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