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Food Solutions of New England 2024 Winter Series

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Teachings for Transformation

These are transformational times that are asking that people get the balance right in terms of relationships with the planet and one another. The 2024 Food Solutions New England (FSNE) Winter Series invites consideration of how to step into transformational leadership through the work and practice of “fierce love and civility” on the one hand, and “right relationship,’ on the other. Inspired by dialogue with special guests and one another, participants will make connections to their work and the FSNE Campaign for Climate Resilience.

A Call to Fierce Love and Civility in Food Systems and Beyond – Friday, February 16 | 9 AM to 1 PM EST
Political polarization and culture wars seem to dominate the headlines these days. While there are questions about how widespread this may actually be in food and other systems, media (and social media) can drive behavior in such a way that people stop questioning their assumptions or engaging with others who have different views. This is where things can get dangerous – people lose the “middle ground” where they can actually meet, negotiate and be collectively creative. In this session participants will interact with our special guests and one another to explore practices of “fierce love and civility” across differences and how these might help create the better world that is needed and possible.
Guests include:
Amri Johnson of Inclusion Wins, DEI strategist and author of Reconstructing Inclusion
Joe Weston of The Weston Network, international trainer, peace activist and author of Fierce Civility
Free to attend but registration is requiredhttps://fsne.info/fierce-love

A Call to Right Relations and Climate Resilience in Food Systems and Beyond – Friday, February 23 | 9 AM to 1PM EST
Many in the New England region and beyond continue to reckon with the tragic history of what has been done to Indigenous peoples through the process of colonization and economic greed. Amidst genocide and cultural devastation, many tribes have been remarkably resilient and continue to hold on to their traditional teachings to guide them through unspeakable atrocities. With the #LandBack movement gaining momentum and growing support for tribal food sovereignty, FSNE recognizes that there is much to learn from Indigenous neighbors and partners, especially when it comes to being in “right relationship” with the planet and one another. During this session, FSNE is honored to welcome two Indigenous guests who have generously agreed to share how one might honor the spirit of longstanding treaties and respectfully engage with “all our kin.”
Guests include:
Gae Ho Hwako Norma Jacobs, elder of the Wolf Clan of the Cayuga Nation, Longhouse Faithkeeper and author of Odagahodhes
Erica Wood, Alaskan Native Iñupiaq plant ecologist and environmental/food justice advocate
Free to attend but registration requiredhttps://fsne.info/right-relations


February 16
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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