The good food movement has grown considerably over the past 10-15 years. New disciplines and courses of study have emerged to prepare students for the necessary work of taking on a broken food system and the policies that disproportionately affect low income communities and communities of color. But what are the pathways to securing jobs in this field? What lessons can be learned from those currently doing this work? Join us for a panel discussion featuring professionals working in food policy and food systems change. Learn about the paths they’ve taken to where they are now and how you can leverage your coursework, internship experiences and current work placements to gain the skills and experience you’ll need to get jobs in this growing field.
Onika Abraham, Farm School NYC
Adriane Ackroyd, NYC Department for the Aging
David DeVaughn, City Harvest
Carey King, New Harlem East Merchants Association + GrowNYC
Diana Robinson, Food Chain Workers Alliance
Craig Willingham, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Moderated by Jan Poppendieck, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Hunter College and Senior Faculty Fellow, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
Molly Hartman, Mayor’s Office of Food Policy will deliver closing remarks.
Cosponsored by NYC Mayor’s Office of Food Policy and the University Food Policy Collaborative of New York City, a network of food policy focused-faculty, students and staff from learning institutions city-wide, including CUNY, Teacher's College, Columbia University, NYU and The New School.