From the Margins to the Mainstream: Growing Access to Sustainability & Food

Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Chatham University Eden Hall Campus

Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Organized by graduate students of Chatham's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, the 2019 Eden Hall Conference will focus on expanding access to sustainability and healthy food systems. Highlighted speakers:

Julian Agyemnan, Ph.D., FRSA FRGS is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the originator of the increasingly influential concept of just sustainabilities, the intentional integration of social justice and sustainability. Worldwide, he is recognized as an expert, an innovator and thought leader. He is the author or editor of 11 books, and was co-founder in 1996, and is now Editor-in-Chief of "Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability".

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit's North End. Yakini views the "good food revolution" as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and quality. He has an interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of workshops and discussion panels focusing on beekeeping, ADA accessible gardens, creating inclusive spaces, enacting sustainable & equitable communities, food security, and more.


Fee : Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Registration has closed. Please contact Corey Robinson at for additional information.


Chatham University Eden Hall Campus


6035 Ridge Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044

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Corey Robinson