PVGrows Spring Forum 2014

PVGrows Spring Forum 2014 – Part 1

“The Hands that Feed Us: Good Food & Good Jobs in the Pioneer Valley”
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Open Square, Holyoke, MA
Marcos Marrero, City of Holyoke
Sam Stegman and Javiera Benavente, PVGrows

Part 2 – Keynotes
Alex Risley-Schroeder, Massachusetts Workforce Alliance
Erbin Crowell, Neighboring Food Co-op Association

Part 3 – Panel
Javiera Benavente, PVGrows (moderator)
Dave Jackson, Enterprise Farm
Orvelio Ramirez, Comunidades Justas/Just Communities & Enterprise Farm
Annie Allred, River Valley Market / UFCW Union Steward
Glenroy Buchanan, Pioneer Valley / New England Growers Co-op
Rebekah Hanlon, Valley Green Feast

Part 4 – Small Groups with Resource People
1. Worker Cooperatives
2. Immigration Reform
3. Restaurant Worker Organizing
4. Job Training
5. Local Food, Union Jobs
6. Community-Based Food Job Creation
7. Youth Jobs
8. Farm Jobs / Farm Work

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