Weekend events: LadyfestGR and OKT Convenes

Ladyfest March 22 & 23

OKT will be presenting a container gardening workshop at Ladyfest, 4 p.m. Saturday March 23 at the 106) GALLERY, 106 S. Division Ave. Grand Rapids. Check out the full line-up of performers and workshops  at LadyfestGR.com Please support Ladyfest! OKT has been chosen to receive proceeds from the event this year.

OKT Community Convening March 23 & 30, April 20 & 27

Let’s discuss, reflect on and learn together about the topic “What Does Access to Food Look Like in Grand Rapids.” We will dialogue about local food access, food justice principles and food politics at Madison Square Church, 1441 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.

 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday March 23 Access to Food – Local Efforts, Facilitated by Jeff Smith, GRIID
Jeff Smith has been involved in community organizing and social justice work for 30 years and has  been doing media and popular education work for nearly 25 years, most of it through the Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID). He also is an urban food gardener of 25-plus years and serves as Urban Farmer / Food Justice Educator for Well House.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday March 30 Food Politics Facilitated by Cynthia Price*, Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council 

Cynthia Price is the chair and co-founder of the Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council, a food policy council which has been around since 2001. Her day job is as a newspaper editor, reporter and photographer for two papers, one in Muskegon and one in Grand Rapids.

Coming up in April!

Lila Cabbill, president emeritus of the Rosa Parks Institute, will facilitate the April 20 convening. La Donna Redmond*, nationally renown food justice activist, will facilitate the April 27 convening. Look for more information in your email and on the OKT website soon!