OCFSN Food Charter Presentations & Convening

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 OCFSN Virtual Convening November 17-19th.

Oregon Food Charter Presentations
Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Immigrant and Refugee communities share their vision and priorities for a more just and resilient food system!



Tuesday, November 17th

  • 12:30pm-1:00pm – Welcome and OpeningRECORDING HERE 
  • 1:00pm – 2:15pm – RECORDING HERE
    • Rob Cato and Beatriz Gutierrez, Zenger Farm
    • Lynn Ketch, Rockwood Food System Collaborative
    • Vanessa Chambers, Grandma’s Hands
    • Adam Kohl, Outgrowing Hunger
  • 2:30pm-3:45pm – RECORDING HERE
    • Joel Pelayo, The Next Door Inc/RAICES
    • Kathy Kentta-Robinson, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
    • Jennie Brixey, Native American Youth and Family Center
  • 4pm-5:15pm – RECORDING HERE
    • Jaime Arredondo and Javier Lara, CAPACES Leadership Institute and Anahuac
    • Edward Hill, Black Food Sovereignty Coalition

Wednesday, November 18th

  • 8:30am-9:00am – Welcome – RECORDING HERE
  • 9:00am – 10:15am – RECORDING HERE
    • Kaely Summers and Daniela Perez, Adelante Mujeres
    • Shantae Johnson, Mudbone Grown
    • Buck Jones, Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
  • 10:30am-11:45pm – RECORDING HERE
    • Laura Galindo, PCUN
    • Rebeca Marquez, Familias en Acción
    • Rima Green and Rashae Burns, Growing Gardens
  • 11:45-12:00 – Food Charter Presentation Wrap up


  • 1:00pm-2:30pm – Convening Kick-off
    • OCFSN updates, networking, small breakout discussion and reflection on presentations
  • 2:30-2:40pm – Break 
  • 2:40pm-3:00 – Working Group Updates
    • Hear about what the working groups have been up to before breaking out into working group sessions. 
  • 3:00-4:30pm – Working Group Breakout Sessions 
    • Each working group has a different meeting link to join. 
      • Veggie Rx
      • Beginning Farmer and Rancher
      • Access to Land
      • SNAP Match
      • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  
      • Policy Committee
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm – Networking and Social Time
    • Grab a drink and snack and join for some informal connecting. We’ll have themed breakout rooms to spark conversation and space for people to continue a conversation.

Thursday, November 19th

  • 9:00am-9:10am – Welcome 
  • 9:10am – 10:10am – Session 1: How to Host Better Online Meetings w/ Heidi Venture
  • 10:15am-11:15am – Session 2: Everyone’s an Advocate: Demystifying Advocacy
  • 11:10am-11:20am – Break
  • 11:20pm-12:50pm – Discussion Topic: What’s next for the Network 
    • Join in this discussion about how to dive deeper into the learnings from the food charter presentations, how can the network continue to serve its members, and how we can move this work forward.

12:50pm-1:00pm – Wrap Up