ASAN Food & Farm Forum: “We’ve Already Survived the Apocalypse” – December

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Campfire 1 Resilience Lessons for These Times

2020 has felt apocalyptic for many, in many ways. COVID has caused previously unimaginable illness, death, and interruption to everyday life, in ways we can’t yet begin to fully account for.

Climate change continues to ravage in ever-stronger ways, through fires, floods, disease and more — hitting poor communities and communities of color the hardest.

The racism and classism baked so deeply into our culture continue to show themselves in ever-more-flagrant ways.

And yet — we are a deeply-rooted and deeply resilient people. We descend, genetically and spiritually/ideologically, from people and communities who have endured, from people who know how to thrive in community and on the land. How can we tap into that resilience right now, and instead of feeling overwhelmed and under-resourced, instead feel grounded and ready?

This “campfire” panel will draw on the wisdom of individuals who can speak to moments in their own lives, and/or in their ancestors’ lives — in the lives of those whose legacies they carry on — when they warded off what could have been the end.


  • Sehoy Thrower (Poarch Band of Creek Indians / ASAN Board)
  • Mr George Paris
  • Scott Marlow (Long Rows Consulting)
  • Mayra Rangel


Moderator: Jasmine Ratliff (Ellis Marsalis Center / National Black Food and Justice Alliance / ASAN Board)


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Save the dates, and make plans now to join us in December!  We’re so excited to see you <3

Registration is on a sliding scale to make the Forum accessible to all


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