Facing Factory Farms Salon

Kendra Kimbirauskas at TEDxManhattan

Kendra Kimbirauskas at TEDxManhattan

On June 16th, 2015, Change Food reunited with TEDxManhattan 2015 speakers Michele Merkel of Food & Water Justice and Kendra Kimbirauskas of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project in New York City to host the Facing Factory Farms Salon. Joined by a diverse group of attendees, we sought to accomplish three goals:

  1. Generate actionable ideas on how to fight the growing presence of factory farming in the U.S.
  2. Discuss how to involve urban residents and students in fighting factory farming and other food issues.
  3. Use this Salon as a template for other interested individuals to create their own event around a food issue.

After showing Kendra and Michele’s talks, each speaker gave a brief update on their work followed by an open forum with the speakers and the audience. Check out our full blog post here

 

Michele Merkel at TEDxManhattan

Michele Merkel at TEDxManhattan

A special thank you to our amazing sponsors, Farm to People, Clean Plates, Sohha Yogurt, Slant Shack Jerky, Alter Eco and to our Change Food Agents for making the Salon possible!

See all photos from the event here.