Ferment for Food Justice

Ferment for Food Justice
October 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th on Instagram Live and Zoom
Sandor’s presentation is Saturday, October 17, 5pm EST

A four-day series of educational workshops; all proceeds go to BIPOC-led food justice organizations. This event is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10/hour workshop.

Trevor Ring (of Community Cultures) and Jess Canose are organizing a virtual event happening over the next two weekends: Oct 10th and 11th & 17th and 18th, from 10am-8pm EST. Ferment for Food Justice is an international version of a local fundraising/educational workshop series Trevor started this summer, in response to the pandemic and uprising for racial justice. Roots Kitchen’s event of the same name inspired that workshop; Bakers Against Racism’s work inspired this global shift. The mission of this international event is to illustrate the metaphor of fermentation as an act of social change; provide accessible fermentation education; and honor the diverse voices of our global community.

At present, the four-day event includes over 60 presenters, including Sandor Katz, Chef Jenny Dorsey, Kirsten Shockey, Sarah Owens, Jeremy Umansky, and more. Over 10 countries will be represented (tuning in from India, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, etc) and a handful of sessions will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Workshops will include fermentation demos, lectures, art exhibits, interviews, open q+a, and more. We cannot wait to get started with the first weekend’s topics, including talks on transfermentation (trans identity and queer community in ferment spaces), koji and ancestral wisdom, and afro futuristic conscious cuisine.

The event is open to all, accessible as long as one has an internet connection. We will be posting a schedule to @communitycultures (Instagram), @comm.cultures (Facebook), and http://communitycultures.com. The schedule will list each presenter, their workshop time and Instagram handle. Viewers will simply tune into the presenter’s Instagram Live at the select time, or to our Zoom live-stream running all day, from 10am-8pm EST.

The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $10 per hour workshop. Payment via Venmo will be based on the honor system. We’ll share all receipts for donations after the event. 100% of proceeds will be donated to BIPOC-led food justice organizations, some of which were chosen by the presenters themselves: The Okra Project, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS), Habitat Sur, National Black Food & Justice Alliance, and La Via Campesina. The more folks we can share this with, the better! We welcome feedback and anyone interested in participating, as well.


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