No matter the focus of our community and nonprofit work, we all have a role in pushing for change in complex systems and engaging our networks to do so. Join for this power panel of researchers and community partners who will share illustrations of stakeholder relations and policy change efforts from their work in food systems and cities. Insights about effective collaboration, storytelling, and advocacy for change — and of pitfalls — will be relevant across a variety of participants’ contexts and efforts.
Facilitators and Panelists include:
- Co-Facilitators Mary Beth Collins, Executive Director of the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies at UW-Madison, and Gavin Luter, Director of the UniverCity Alliance at UW-Madison.
- Dr. Jennifer Gaddis, UW-Madison Civil Society and Community Research faculty member and author of The Labor of Lunch
- Matt Stienstra, Advocacy Campaign Manager, Hunger Task Force
- Becca Dower, UW-Madison Civil Society and Community Research PhD candidate and indigenous food sovereignty researcher
- Dr. Stephen Danley, Rutgers Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden University and author of A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the City.
- Karen Gutierrez Lascurain, Community Planner and Organizer, Zapopan, Jalisco, MX.