VIP Cocktail Hour: An Exclusive Talk and Live Q&A with Guest Speaker Karen Washington
Since 1985, Karen Washington has worked to make New York City a better place to live and grow. As a fierce organizer and advocate, Karen has fought for justice and fostered resilience through the lens of food and community spaces throughout the city. She is the co-founder of Black Urban Growers, which supports Black farmers in urban and rural settings, and a board member of Why Hunger, the New York Botanical Gardens, Farm School NYC, and Soul Fire Farm. She is the recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award and was voted in 2012 as one of the most influential African-Americans in the country by Ebony Magazine. Since 2014, Karen has been co-owner and organic grower at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, New York.
As a longtime food resilience and justice advocate, Karen Washington’s work is intimately tied to our innovative work fighting food-insecurity here at WSCAH. We are fortunate to have her as our speaker for our 2020 Virtual Harvest Dinner VIP Cocktail Hour, and look forward to this exchange of ideas with our community of generous supporters.
We hope you can join us for the VIP Cocktail Hour.