Women of Abundance
Women of Abundance: Women Entrepreneurs in the Regenerative Culture, Economy, and Community
September 22, 2018 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Soul Food Farm, Vacaville CA 95688
How do we build and shape the traits that give women the strength and empowerment to lift themselves up? Are there lessons from the past we can use to reaffirm the comradery and support that women have historically shared with one another? We believe that women of the 21st century can, and should, aspire to uplift and encourage one another to become influential, confident, and successful leaders.
-As individuals, we can succeed. As a community, we can thrive-
Join us on September 22nd , 2018 at Soul Food Farm for Women of Abundance: Women Entrepreneurs in the Regenerative Culture, Economy, and Community. This will be an in-depth conversation among several successful local women entrepreneurs about regenerative culture, economy, and community. This event will explore the concepts of abundance and discuss what it means to be regenerative. Together, we can cultivate an economy where we grow through collaboration and conversation.
Read more about our exciting panelist below!
Erin has a deep abiding passion for agriculture and regenerative systems. Her spirit and brilliant mind drive her to reach out and be part of a new movement of spirited women in the Bay Area who are breaking new ground in the world of farming. Erin is fortunate to work with a number of non-profit and for-profit entities whose common thread is their work towards the emergence of health in and across systems. Currently, the majority of her time is happily engaged with the non-profit organization Fibershed, where she is collaboratively designing and implementing a pilot program to help land managers develop and implement carbon farm plans and a peer-to-peer support network of fellow carbon farmers.
The Master of Ceremonies
Shakirah Simley is a writer and community organizer in San Francisco. She earned her organizing chops with over a decade of working on food equity, labor and youth campaigns. The daughter of a social worker, and granddaughter of a Black Panther, she graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and completed master’s at Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences as a Fulbright Fellow. She served as the Community Director for famed local grocer, Bi-Rite and its Family of Businesses, and in 2016, she co-founded Nourish|Resist, a multiracial collaborative using food spaces and people as tools for collective resistance. Last year, she was a prestigious Fellow for the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Her writing has appeared in Civil Eats, The Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, and recently published cookbook for the revolution: "Feed the Resistance". She currently serves as the Legislative Aide for Supervisor Vallie Brown of District 5 in San Francisco.
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, in Petaluma, California, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in multiple books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture.
A lover of natural light, medium format film, and capturing candid moments, Paige is excited by any photoshoot with kids, dogs, or good food (especially chocolate food) and she looks forward to spending the rest of her life capturing moments, photographing her family and documenting communities. Her philosophy in life and photography: Be Nice.
Student Pricing is available with valid student ID or proof of current registration.
Online ticket sales end Friday, September 21st, 2018.
A limited amount will be available at the door.
Several of the panelists will have their books available for purchase and signing.
Food will be available for purchase from local vendors or you are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch.
Chairs will be available on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own folding chair.