Asheville Bioneers, A Local, Independent Resilient Communities Network Event
The Asheville Bioneers conference (a Resilient Communities Network Event) is taking place at Lenoir-Rhyne University—Asheville (36 Montford Ave, above the AVL Visitor Center) onFriday, November 6, Wednesday, November 11, and Friday, November 13.
In partnership with Asheville Green Drinks, the Wednesdaynight event will feature a beamed in talk from the national conference (see www.bioneers.org) by Malik Yakini followed by a panel of local experts and activists. Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, will explore how the current industrial food system that supplies most of our food creates inequities, based in part on the social construct we call “race.” He will share tho
ughts on addressing racism, thinking beyond the logic of capitalism and how we might create a more just, sustainable food system. We will follow this with a local panel discussion and engage our community in conversations about better ways to address these issues locally. Refreshments will be provided, thanks to Catawba Brewing. Socializing begins at 5:30. The programming begins at 6PM and will run until7:30PM. We will meet in the 2nd floor conference room. For more information, check outAsheville.lr.edu .