35th Anniversary Food Equity Forum

Starts: December 5, 2020 10:30 am | Ends: December 5, 2020 6:00 pm

As part as RNW’s 35th anniversary celebration, join us for an all-day virtual event of Cooking and Conversation about all thing food equity!

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 (all times are PST)

  • 10:30am: Cooking Callaloo with Lorraine Wilson – a conversation about foraging for edible foods in your community (vegetarian)
  • 1:30pm to 3pm: Food deserts, advocacy and urban farming – a conversation moderated by Venus Barnes
  • 4:00pm: Cooking a Filipino dish with Carlo Lamagna, with conversation about food appropriation moderated by Afrita Davis (meat dish)

Event Panelists and Guest Host: Malcolm Hoover, Elan Hagens, James Crowder, & Eddie Hill

$15 minimum donation to receive a box of food with ingredients to participate in each session – pickup location in the greater Portland area.
Make a donation to RNW to participate in any or all of the sessions! Fill out the registration here to sign up and attend.

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Event Organizers

Jae R. TaiI spent the first part of my professional career navigating work in digital media and tv/film production in the competitive regions of New York and Los Angeles. My work experience ranges from on-camera talent to production behind-the-scenes. My positions include; principal roles in a Spike Lee Joint, and It’s Your Nature.org; Associate Producer for Cisco and Disney Planet Challenge.  These days my focus is exposing my children to an environment with a balanced racial narrative. Since returning to Portland, I have worked with Self Enhancement Inc. and taken a more active role in race relations by working with Resolutions NW as a race dialogue facilitator. Tiny Tech Academy supports my desire for creativity and social change. Learn more: tinytechacademy.com

AfritaAfrita is a Program Supervisor at Open School Step Up.  She has worked with youth of color in the public education system for the past 7 years.  Before then, she attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas where she attained her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. During her years before, while in and after college she served as a soldier in the Army Reserves.  Last September she was honorably discharged after 14 years of service and one tour of duty in Iraq. Afrita landed in Portland eight years ago and began her youth work shortly after that.  She finds fulfillment in helping programs and organizations develop and implement new policies and procedures that are grounded in equity. Outside of work she enjoys designing and sewing clothes, knitting and cooking for friends.

Venus[stay tuned for bio] Read more from Venus here.



December 5, 2020 10:30 am

December 5, 2020 6:00 pm


Lead Organizer

Jae Tai


35th Anniversary Food Equity Forum

Jae Tai

December 5, 2020 10:30 am

December 5, 2020 6:00 pm
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