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LA Food Policy Council: The State of the Food Desert

March 24, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The event is free. All are welcome.
When: Friday, March 24, 2017, 2:30-7:00pm
Where: Phoenix Hall, The Center
10950 South Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90059
Refreshments and a light supper will be provided.
What you can expect:
Join us Friday March 24th for an exploration of healthy food access in Los Angeles from past to present to better understand the problems and systemic causes of “food desert” conditions, solutions for addressing those conditions and the best measures of success. Through this event, we will lift up the community experiences of those most impacted by disparities to identify relevant solutions and build our collective vision for achieving food equity in Los Angeles. We’ll work together on a policy platform that will serve as a blueprint for the food movement in Los Angeles over the next few years.
Opening remarks by:
Tim Watkins, President & CEO of Watts Labor Community Action Committee
Alberto Retana, President & CEO of Community Coalition
Panel by:
Chef Bryce Fluellen, Author and Chef, American Heart Association
Gwendolyn Flynn, Author and Government Relations Consultant, Community Health Councils
Crystal Gonzalez, Roots for Peace Program Director, American Friends Service Committee
Mary Lee, Deputy Director, PolicyLink
Event Schedule:
2:00pm | Registration
2:30pm | Opening Remarks + Presentation: State of Food Access
3:20 pm | Community Voices Panel + Collaboration
5:30pm – 7pm | Food Demo & Book Signing
Breakout Sessions:

▪ Business and Economic Development in Healthy Food Retail
▪ Alternative Food Systems
▪ Hunger and Food Insecurity
▪ Healthy Development without Displacement
▪ Youth Engagement and Community Organizing in the Food Justice Movement
▪ Bridging Healthy Food Access and Nuisance Abatement

Read more about the session topics here.


March 24, 2017
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm