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Grassroots Organizing as a Form of Local Resiliency

Part 3 of a six part series: Grassroots Organizing as a Form of Local Resiliency 

Strong communities are resilient communities, able to support those in need through troubling times. This panel highlights grassroots organizers who are strengthening their communities’ ability to address and repair systemic inequities, rising food insecurity, and other vulnerabilities  that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These womxn discuss the power of grassroots organizing, strategy adaptations to the current situation, and envision what strong communities can look like in Vermont.


Carolina Lukac, Vermont Community Garden Network

Cat Buxton, Rural Vermont

Sara Jean Whelan, Slow Food Vermont 

Liv Peña, Vermont Releaf Collective

Emma Schoenberg, Food Not Bombs

Alisha Laramee, New Farms for New Americans


A Force to Be Reckoned With: Womxn in VT's Food System

Join ShiftMeals for a six-part free webinar series highlighting the intersectional experiences of Womxn and Femmes in all facets of the Vermont food system, from seed to hands. Presented by City Market,  A Force To Be Reckoned With honors those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis by bringing together powerful Womxn and Femme farmers, leaders, organizers, and activists. We are creating a space for collaboration, discussion, and visions for a more resilient food system in Vermont.  


Check out the incredible line-up and RSVP today!